A screensaver question

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Tue Mar 28 22:02:10 CEST 2023

Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Mar 2023, MR ZenWiz wrote:
> >> It may be blasphemous, but I've always eschewed the desktopenvironment-
> >> screensaver packages in favor of jwz's venerable xscreensaver and it
> >> has proven to be significantly more robust and featureful in my
> >> experience.
> > Ditto and more so. I've uninstalled the default screensavers so they
> > don't interfere with xscreensaver.
> >
> > It's not perfect  (and Jamie insists on supporting only his latest
> > release, which none of the distros ever have), but it's the bets one
> > I've found.
> Mark/Matt,
> Yes, xscreensaver is included in Slackware.
> How do you recommend I invoke it rather than using the Xfce screensaver? All
> I want to do is blank the screen after a defined period of no activity.
In that case you don't need a screensaver at all, remove/stop all
screensavers and use the Power Manager to turn the screen off after a
specified period of inactivity.

It's worked perfectly for me for several years of xubuntu releases.

Chris Green

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