Please standardize Screen saver DBus interfaces

Patryk Zawadzki patrys at
Thu May 14 07:25:03 PDT 2009

On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 3:39 PM, Thiago Macieira <thiago at> wrote:
> Em Quinta-feira 14 Maio 2009, às 13:45:41, Patryk Zawadzki escreveu:
>> Ideally it's the power management interface you use to inhibit a
>> screen so this should be agreed upon instead. Screensaver is just one
>> of possible implementation details of the power saving mechanism. And
>> a pretty but useless one as it tends to actually drain more power ;)
> Screen savers weren't created to save power. They were created to save screens
> from burn-in (see :-)

I am aware of their origin but that was back in time where turning on
a monitor on took up to 5 minutes to let it "heat up" and ended around
when old 15" LRNI CRTs died :)

Patryk Zawadzki

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