[xubuntu-users] weird xscreensaver-command doings

Istimsak Abdulbasir saqman2060 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 30 16:38:00 UTC 2017

JZM, if you don't mind me asking, what version of Xubuntu are you using. I
am trying to replicate the error. However I am using Xubuntu 14.04 64bit
LTS and I can't find the option to set a screensaver.


On Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 8:38 PM, JMZ <florentior at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> Usually my favorite screen-blanking routine is this: cancel out all
> screensavers in xscreensaver-demo, and then issue xscreensaver-command
> -lock every time I want a locked screen (have Super+L as the hotkey for
> this).
> In the past screensaver-command -lock would create a blank screen that
> would remain blank until spacebar etc. is struck and the lock dialog box
> appears.  Now, the lock dialog box is stuck in a viscous circle with PAM.
> The lock dialog box always stays "awake" and on-screen until it times out.
> Then PAM takes over, box appears, ad infinitum.  The screen never returns
> to a state when the screen remains black until a key is struck.  Having the
> lock dialog box and PAM chase each other is distracting.
> How do I get back to a previous stage where the lock dialog box only
> appears when a key is struck?  Am I going the wrong way with my use of
> xscreensaver-command?
> I'm running Aardvark pre-alpha.  If this is an early bug, I deserve
> running an ultra-unstable version of ubuntu.
> Thanks,
> Jordan
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