which daemon is running, gnome-screensaver or xscreensaver?

Cody A.W. Somerville cody-somerville at ubuntu.com
Tue Nov 4 08:51:08 UTC 2008


On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 3:41 AM, shirish <shirishag75 at gmail.com> wrote:

> While in Ubuntu if there is no activity either by mouse or by the
> keyboard, the monitor goes into power-safe mode. in xubuntu it
> doesn't.
> Now I do not know why it doesn't do this. So I wanna find the following :-
> a. Which daemon of the two are running atm, is there a way to find out.
>        From what I know its
>       1. gnome-power-preferences
>       2. xscreensaver-demo

If xscreensaver is installed, Xubuntu will use xscreensaver. Otherise,
Xubuntu will use gnome-screensaver. Xubuntu ships gnome-screensaver by

You can tell which is running by looking for the xscreenaver and
gnome-screensaver processes.

> b.  Is there any other tool or any other configuration I need to be
> aware of while in xubuntu?

You may be suffering from a bug introduced in Hardy. At the gdm login
screen, click "sessions" and select "Xfce4" before logging in.

> Looking forward to comments, suggestions on the same.

> --
>          Regards,
>          Shirish Agarwal



Cody A.W. Somerville
Software Systems Release Engineer
Custom Engineering Solutions Group
Canonical OEM Services
Cell: 506-449-5899
Email: cody.somerville at canonical.com
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