Opened 6 months ago

Closed 6 months ago

#17418 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Add "xscreensaver" as recommended dependency for "xfce4-power-manager"

Reported by: rainer Owned by: blfs-book
Priority: normal Milestone: 11.3
Component: BOOK Version: git
Severity: normal Keywords: xfce, screenlocking, xscreensaver, xfce-power-manager


Screenlocking in xfce seems to require a screensaver to be installed (personal experience and [1]).

Provided this is correct and not due to a misconfiguration or some hidden option that I haven't found yet, xscreensaver should be a recommended dependency for xfce4-power-manager.

Because without a screensaver the screen is not locked after resume from suspend/hibernate, even if that option is selected in "Powermanagement/System" and/or "Session". This may be confusing for the user and may also be a security concern.

I have tested this with xfce4-screensaver-4.16.0 and xfce-4.18.0 in a SysV-system but I suppose that xscreensaver will work accordingly (see /usr/bin/xflock4).

My first ticket here, so I ask for some lenience. Thanks.



Change History (1)

comment:1 by Tim Tassonis, 6 months ago

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

In my expierience you are right that xflock4 needs some screensaver to be installed, but xflock4 is part of xfce4-session, so the dependency should really go to xfce4-session.

xflock4 has the following sequence / fallbacks:

  • xfce4-screensaver-command
  • xscreensaver-command
  • gnome-screensaver-command

Therefore I'd suggest to add those as recommended dependencies to xfce4-session, and not to xfce4-power-manager.

Is this ok with you? As I'm in the process of updating the book to 4.18, I could do that in that changeset.

Therefore, I will close this and mark this as a duplice to

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