Change the default screensaver from black to ubuntu logo

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Tue Aug 5 20:21:10 BST 2008

On Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 09:05:33PM +0200, Duncan Lithgow wrote:
> 2008/8/5 Matt Zimmerman <mdz at>:
> > I agree with Martin that we should default to, simple idle blanking when
> > running on battery power.
> Is there no flag in an installation of Ubuntu which indicates if the
> system is a laptop or not? Wouldn't that make things easier?

The laptop-detect package makes it possible to guess whether the system is a
laptop, that's the easy part.

It's probably not worth the trouble to change the behaviour based on whether
the system is currently running on battery power (what happens if you unplug
mains power while the screensaver is active?), so perhaps blanking is still
the most sensible default.

 - mdz

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