Detecting user idle time

Germano Massullo germano.massullo at
Tue Jun 4 10:03:44 UTC 2019

Il giorno mar 4 giu 2019 alle ore 11:44 Simon Ser
<contact at> ha scritto:
> Could you explain what is your use-case? Why do you need access to such
> information?

I am implementing BOINC client user idle time detection. Originally I
was doing some attempts to achieve that by using systemd-logind
properties exposed on DBus, but it was not possible because no desktop
environment sends this information to logind (read thread
A few days ago I implemented BOINC user idle time detection on GNOME
by using the GetIdletime property exposed by GNOME on DBus bus
You can retrieve this info also by running on bash the command
dbus-send --print-reply --dest=org.gnome.Mutter.IdleMonitor

Concerning KDE Plasma, I am going to use KIdleTime API

I would like to avoid adding so much fragmentation and libraries
dependencies, so I asked this question here, but unfortunately the
answer is negative.

Il giorno mar 4 giu 2019 alle ore 12:00 Pekka Paalanen
<ppaalanen at> ha scritto:
> I did file
> which points to an email you sent. :-)

Nice, very appreciated!

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