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#1 2022-02-18 07:14:33

chomwitt
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From: Hellas
Registered: 2019-09-24
Posts: 35  

Does daedalus contain xfce4-screensaver ?

Goodmorning.

I cant find a similarly named package for the xfce4-screensaver utility :

$ sudo apt-cache search screensaver
boinc-screensaver - screen saver auto-controlling volunteer computing
cinnamon-screensaver - Cinnamon screen saver and locker
gnome-screensaver - Screensaver and screen lock formerly used in GNOME
mate-screensaver - MATE screen saver and locker
xscreensaver - Screensaver daemon and frontend for X11
...

Last edited by chomwitt (2022-02-18 07:16:58)


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

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#2 2022-02-18 10:36:46

Head_on_a_Stick
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From: London
Registered: 2019-03-24
Posts: 2,326  

Re: Does daedalus contain xfce4-screensaver ?

See https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo … bug=919151 & https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo … bug=919348

tl;dr: the Linux versions have a libsystemd0 dependency so unfortunately you're stuck with light-locker.

I don't use a screensaver myself but I think xscreensaver can be made to work in Xfce and that's probably the best option in respect of security. Hopefully somebody who uses that will chime in with some pointers.

EDIT: wait, I'm wrong, libsystemd0 is actually available in Devuan[0] and xfce4-screensaver is in ceres. Not sure when the RC bug will be lifted so it can be moved to testing though. The joys of the development branches, eh?

[0] lol wut?

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2022-02-18 10:43:35)


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#3 2022-02-18 10:49:32

fsmithred
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Registered: 2016-11-25
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Re: Does daedalus contain xfce4-screensaver ?

I've been using xfce4 for 10 years, and xscreensaver has always been the default. I never heard of xfce4-screensaver until now. The only bug listed for that package is the accidental upload to unstable. Maybe it'll be ready for daedalus by the time bookworm goes stable.

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#4 2022-02-21 10:04:14

chomwitt
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From: Hellas
Registered: 2019-09-24
Posts: 35  

Re: Does daedalus contain xfce4-screensaver ?

Ok. so i'll keep xscreensaver for now .



$ aptitude why xscreensaver
i   task-xfce-desktop Depends    xfce4                               
i A xfce4             Depends    xfce4-session (>= 4.16.0)           
i A xfce4-session     Recommends xscreensaver | light-locker | i3lock

Last edited by chomwitt (2022-02-21 23:28:21)


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

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