wayland screen locker and security in general

Michal Suchanek hramrach at centrum.cz
Thu Apr 7 07:40:21 PDT 2011

2011/4/6 Matt Hoosier <matt.hoosier at gmail.com>:
> 2011/4/6 Michal Suchanek <hramrach at centrum.cz>
>> 2011/4/6 Joakim Sindholt <bacn at zhasha.com>:

>> JFYI I have a desktop environment running completely without dbus.
>> That does not mean that dbus cannot or should not be used. It is just
>> not as standard as the two most bloated desktop environments might
>> make it seem. AFAICT dbus is just a replacement for a directory tree
>> with unix sockets under /tmp. Either is equally functional.
>> Also the Inhibit call is totally broken (assuming it turns of the
>> screensaver unlike the other calls that just simulate activity).
>> eg. mplayer starts to play back a movie, inhibits screensaver, and
>> crashes. Now screensaver never activates.
> It's not difficult for a D-Bus service implementation to monitor for
> disconnection events by its clients. If mplayer crashes, wayland could
> easily clear out the inhibition that mplayer had installed.

Which means that it works when mplayer crashes but not when it locks up.



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