xdg & screensavers

Norman Goldstein normvcr at telus.net
Tue Nov 3 14:53:55 PST 2015

It seems, then, that XDG is able to suspend the gnome screen 
saver/locker, but gnome does not expose this ability in gnome's public 
interface.  I should be knocking on gnome's door, ... sound right?

On 03/11/15 11:43 AM, Per Olofsson wrote:
> Hi,
> Den 2015-11-02 kl. 17:56, skrev Norman Goldstein:
>> XDG is installed on my fedora22 x86-64 desktop.  I was unable to
>> reliably run a 3rd party screen saver until I wrote a utility to
>> automatically suspend the xdg screens saver.  Basically, the util
>> 1. Creates an X window
>> 2. Calls   xdg-screensaver suspend ID     (ID = X ID of the X window)
>> 3. Hangs around until it is asked to exit (usually till system shutdown).
>> This seems like overkill to suppress the xdg screen saver functionality.
>>   Am I missing something on how XDG may be configured?
> There is no "XDG screensaver". xdg-screensaver is just an interface for
> whatever screensaver the desktop environment uses; e.g.,
> gnome-screensaver, xscreensaver, and so on.

More information about the xdg mailing list