dave at mudsite.com
Fri Apr 28 20:11:37 UTC 2006
Michael V. De Palatis wrote:
> Does anyone know why exactly Dapper tries to force you to use
> gnome-screensaver instead of xscreensaver? I have never liked the
> former, and it seems to screw up suspend features on my laptop in
> addition to not having as many configuration options to the point
> where it seems totally unusable.
> This is one of those things that annoys me -- when there is a choice,
> an upgrade should not install an alternative and remove what you
> already have without at least warning you.
> Also, aptitude tells me that ubuntu-desktop depends on
> gnome-screensaver. Will anything be broken if I just remove
> gnome-screensaver anyway?
Gnome 2.14 by default uses gnome-screensaver. Better integration I
guess. As for removing it and installing X screensaver, You can do that
but know you may/will have problems when you upgrade. Since the
ubuntu-desktop package is not installed, new software that would
otherwise be installed might not.
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