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Re: annoying screensaver

On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 08:31:49AM -0500, Eric van der Paardt wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 25, 2005 at 05:35:16PM -0700, Jianbo Wang wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > There is a priority controller in redhat screensaver. In Sarge, my
> > > screensaver always uses over 90% of CPU. Is there any way to set low
> > > prioity of sreensaver in debian? Thanks!
> > 
> > This requires that you laboriously edit that pesky .xsceensaver
> file in
> > your home directory.  The gory details can be found using 'man'.  Have
> > a "nice" day!
> > 
> > ;-)
> > 
> > Kenward
> As we get inundated with users who are definitely not from the old
> school unix camp (joys of the popularity of linux), general usage
> questions are going to get more and more common I guess.
> I think this is probably one of the best smartass responses I've ever
> seen.

Actually, it was pointed more to the way things are getting covered up
as dists move towards the black box approach.  Not that easier isn't
better in many/most cases, but it strikes me that an easy to follow
trail back to the root of many black box items could be put into the
box itself.  E.g. in the "about" part of any help system:  "This
program modifies the foo files found in bar directory..."

I _was_ too snippy sounding toward the OP in my response (which came
later last night)--my apologies to him. 

In a completely rational society, the best of us would aspire to be 
_teachers_ and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, 
because passing civilization along from one generation to the next 
ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone 
could have.     - Lee Iacocca

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