The officially official Devuan Forum!

You are not logged in.

#1 2022-02-16 09:11:25

chomwitt
Member
Registered: 2019-09-24
Posts: 51  

Unpredictable screensaver

Distro: Devuan GNU/Linux 5 (daedalus) (runit) Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0

Trying to figure out some unpredictable behavior on a fresh installation related among else  to screensaver (1)
i noticed that xsceensaver -systemd running . I wonder if that could create problems when systemd is not installed.




(1)
https://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?pid=66137#p66137

Last edited by chomwitt (2022-02-16 09:13:32)


Distro: Devuan GNU/Linux 4 (Chimaera)  WM: Awesome

Offline

#2 2022-02-16 12:37:45

hevidevi
Member
Registered: 2021-09-17
Posts: 230  

Re: Unpredictable screensaver

in a terminal run

xscreensaver -demo

in a session.

then instead of xscreensaver -systemd run it as xscreensaver -no-splash in session settings or autostart or whatever starts xscreensaver. Logout and login etc etc.

Last edited by hevidevi (2022-02-16 12:40:29)

Offline

#3 2022-02-16 14:23:17

fsmithred
Administrator
Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 2,152  

Re: Unpredictable screensaver

It's xscreensaver-systemd and the manpage for it says:

The xscreensaver-systemd program is a helper program launched by xscreensaver(1) for systemd(1) or elogind(8) integration.  It does two things:

       * When the system is about to go to sleep (e.g., the laptop lid has just been closed) it locks the screen just  before  the  system  sleeps,  by  running  xscreensaver-command  -suspend.  When the system wakes up again, it runs xscreensaver-command -deactivate to make the  unlock  dialog  appear  immediately.   It  does  this  through  the org.freedesktop.login1(5) D-Bus interface.

       * When  another  process  on the system asks for the screen saver to be inhibited (e.g. because a video is playing) this program periodically runs xscreensaver-command -deactivate to keep the display un-blanked.  It does this until  the other program asks for it to stop, or exits.  It does this through the org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver(5) D-Bus interface.

Offline

#4 2022-02-18 06:49:19

chomwitt
Member
Registered: 2019-09-24
Posts: 51  

Re: Unpredictable screensaver

Thanks for the reply.


Distro: Devuan GNU/Linux 4 (Chimaera)  WM: Awesome

Offline

Board footer