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Old 01-09-2010, 02:54 PM   #1
deathalele
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How can i stop xscreensaver from automatically starting.


I recently upgraded to zenwalk 6.2 and xscreensaver now starts automatically so i have to input my password whenever i shut and reopen my laptop lid.

how can i stop it from auto-starting.

thanks in advance
 
Old 01-09-2010, 03:31 PM   #2
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xscreensaver-demo
 
Old 01-09-2010, 03:58 PM   #3
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I have in:
/etc/xdg/xfce4/ (I use xfce4) and there is a file "xinitrc"

Open it and check, in my there is:
# Launch xscreensaver ...
if ...
...
fi

You need to put # in front of everithing within "if ... fi".

Restart X after.

Last edited by nimnull22; 01-09-2010 at 04:01 PM.
 
Old 01-10-2010, 06:19 AM   #4
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It depends on what is starting it.

Check ~/.xinitrc

Check /etc/acpi/events/*

Check xorg.conf

Check /etc/rc?.d/S##*

Check ~/.bash_profile

(some more likely than others)

It could also be your window manager or other things. Are you sure that it's xscreensaver and not just a DPMS setting in X blanking the screen after a certain amount of time? Well rereading the OP, the password would likely be the screen saver. But it could also be the display manager (kdm, gdm, wdm, xdm.....)
 
  


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