Conflict between xfce4-screensaver and xfce4-power-manager-settings?

Alain.Cochard at Alain.Cochard at
Wed Sep 13 11:25:54 CEST 2023

Mark Mielke writes on Wed  6 Sep 2023 00:36:
 >    On Mon, Sep 4, 2023 at 5:58 PM <[1]Alain.Cochard at> wrote:
 >      Well, maybe "conflict" is not a proper term.  I had unchecked
 >      the "Lock screen when system is going to sleep" button in
 >      xfce4-power-manager-settings|System.  It was working fine.  At
 >      some later time, I installed xfce4-screensaver.  It was not
 >      explicit and was together with many other packages, so it took
 >      me time to realize why my screen got locked after some time of
 >      inactivity -- this seems to be the default of this
 >      screensaver.  Perhaps the above mentioned button should be
 >      unusable when xfce4-screensaver is around?
 >    There is more than one way to start the screen saver. The power manager
 >    setting affects "when system is going to sleep". It doesn't affect the
 >    other reasons, such as "screen saver activated". I think there is no
 >    problem?

Thank you very much for the feedback.

I did not pay attention to the "to sleep" part.  Does this "sleep"
mean "suspend to ram" (suspend) or "suspend to disk" (hibernate)?

But my point was that, without xfce4-screensaver being installed, and
with this "Lock screen when system is going to sleep" button checked,
my screen was locked _even when the system did not go to sleep_
(suspend or hibernate), but just after some time of inactivity.

However, after I uninstalled xfce4-screensaver, I couldn't reproduce
this behavior.   

Sorry for the noise.

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