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Re: screensaver recommendation

On 11/23/2012 10:52 AM, Javier Vasquez wrote:
On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 5:03 AM, Darac Marjal<mailinglist@darac.org.uk>  wrote:
On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 11:42:33AM +0800, lina wrote:

I wish to have a screensaver.

Thanks ahead for recommendation.

Below are some background info.:

lightdm                                               install
lightdm-gtk-greeter                           install
xfce4                                         install
xfce4-panel                                   install
xfce4-session                                 install
xfce4-settings                                        install

xscreensaver doesn't work for me cause it won't recognize the password
due to I use the dovrak layout. To me, seems the reboot is the only resort.
You may be pleased to hear that this has been reported as bugs #644534
and #683257.

In future, you may try switching to a virtual console and running
"xscreensaver-command -display :0 -exit" (though you may need to fiddle
with xset permissions, YMMV). Alternatively, just restarting lightdm
should work, too.

There are lighter options than xscreensaver, :-)  Such as xautolock +
xtrlock, or xautolock + any other light locker...


Screen savers are pretty but with the advent of LCD / Plasma screens they are no longer needed. To really save your monitor you need to put it in standby as soon as possible. The old CRT type monitors needed something to constantly change the image on the screen to keep the electron beam from burning a permanent pattern onto the CRT face. The new technologies don't have this problem but do have a wear and tear problem with the back lighting system. So turn off the lighting if you want to save your monitor. Then again, screen savers are interesting art work.

Gary R.

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