org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver does not exist

David L idht4n at
Tue Dec 31 03:14:35 UTC 2013

On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 8:17 AM, David L <idht4n at> wrote:

> I just upgraded to 13.10 and a script that used to work for me stopped
> working.  The script looks like this:
> #!/bin/bash
> export DISPLAY=:0.0
> export PATH=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt4/bin:$PATH
> qdbus org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver /ScreenSaver Lock
> In 13.04, it was working fine from cron.  Now it works from a terminal in
> the local X session, but not from a remote ssh session or from cron.  It
> gives this error now from ssh:
> Service 'org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver' does not exist.
Not surprisingly, KDE on Mint 16 has the same problem.  Is this a bug or a
new feature?  How do I work around the bug/feature?


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