Smarter Screen saver

Alvin Thompson alvin-ubuntu at
Fri Sep 23 11:09:19 CDT 2005

On Fri, 2005-09-23 at 12:01 +0300, Marius Gedminas wrote:
> I find the idea of movie players postponing the screensaver for a few
> minutes every few minutes quite elegant.  It handles both unexpected
> crashes and early closing of the movie player.
> BTW this is precisely what jwz recommends:

even the page you mention implies that using a repeating POSTPONE is
inelegant; what it says is that this solution is "not *too*

> X11 is a network protocol.  The screen saver may be running on a
> different machine from the movie player.  And yes, I have actually used
> this in real life (to get video on my laptop and audio on the speakers
> connected to a desktop).

is DBUS an X11 protocol? that's what we're talking about here.


Alvin Thompson

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