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Bug 981943 - Can't replace gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver!
Summary: Can't replace gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver!
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cinnamon
Version: 19
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: leigh scott
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-07-07 08:14 UTC by Rick Richardson
Modified: 2013-07-07 10:03 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 2013-07-07 10:03:56 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
image of autostart (deleted)
2013-07-07 08:55 UTC, Rick Richardson
no flags Details

Description Rick Richardson 2013-07-07 08:14:33 UTC
$ root yum remove gnome-screensaver
Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package gnome-screensaver.x86_64 0:3.6.1-4.fc19 will be erased
--> Processing Dependency: gnome-screensaver for package: cinnamon-1.9.1-12.fc19.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package cinnamon.x86_64 0:1.9.1-12.fc19 will be erased
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

 Package                 Arch         Version             Repository       Size
 gnome-screensaver       x86_64       3.6.1-4.fc19        @anaconda       1.1 M
Removing for dependencies:
 cinnamon                x86_64       1.9.1-12.fc19       @anaconda       7.6 M

Transaction Summary
Remove  1 Package (+1 Dependent package)

Installed size: 8.7 M
Is this ok [y/N]: n
Exiting on user command

Comment 1 Wolfgang Ulbrich 2013-07-07 08:35:22 UTC
Sorry, you can't remove gnome-screensaver.
G-s is needed for 'lock screen' in cinnamon, and cinnamon is compiled against g-s.

Comment 2 Rick Richardson 2013-07-07 08:38:34 UTC
So we can't a get a real screensaver then?


Comment 3 Wolfgang Ulbrich 2013-07-07 08:43:26 UTC
Why do you think this is a bug?
Disable g-s in autostart and enable x-screensaver in autostart.
What's the problem?

Comment 4 leigh scott 2013-07-07 08:47:03 UTC
Don't change the flags again as we have no fucking intention to fix this!!!!

Comment 5 Rick Richardson 2013-07-07 08:54:55 UTC
I have disabled autostart for "screensaver" and enabled autostart for "xscreensaver-autostart" many days ago.  Logged out and in.

See image.

But, "screensaver" shows it started anyhow!

$ ps alx | grep screensaver
0  1000 13291 12905  20   0 626328 38636 poll_s Sl   ?          0:03 gnome-screensaver

Comment 6 Rick Richardson 2013-07-07 08:55:56 UTC
Created attachment 769880 [details]
image of autostart

Comment 7 leigh scott 2013-07-07 09:03:38 UTC
Cinnamon doesn't use autostart for this, it's started from the session file.

If you edit /usr/lib/cinnamon-screensaver-lock-dialog/ you maybe able to use xscreensaver instead.

Comment 8 Rick Richardson 2013-07-07 09:11:26 UTC
Edit a system file usr/lib/cinnamon-screensaver-lock-dialog/ in Phython ?????

Yeah, right.  Sorry, I'm leaving this open.

Comment 9 leigh scott 2013-07-07 09:17:37 UTC
(In reply to Rick Richardson from comment #8)
> Edit a system file
> usr/lib/cinnamon-screensaver-lock-dialog/
> in Phython ?????

Use Vi or any file editor

> Yeah, right.  Sorry, I'm leaving this open.

It wont be fixed!

Comment 10 Wolfgang Ulbrich 2013-07-07 10:03:56 UTC
(In reply to Rick Richardson from comment #8)
> Yeah, right.  Sorry, I'm leaving this open.
What's wrong with you?

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