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Old 03-10-2005, 04:07 PM   #1
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Can't find clock screensaver


Can somebody please help me find a (digital) clock screensaver? Been googling this for a while with no results. Thanks, umk
 
Old 03-10-2005, 05:34 PM   #2
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Xlockmore has some sort of digital clock screensaver. Give it a try.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 06:45 PM   #3
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I've tried out xlock -mode dclock, and I liked the screensaver, but I don't like having to log in again. Is there a way of running this screensaver by xscreensaver? umk
 
Old 03-10-2005, 07:15 PM   #4
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Try xlock -nolock -mode dclock.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 07:36 PM   #5
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I've just discovered the -nolock option.

Now I'd like to write a little shell script which runs the command "xlock -nolock -mode dclock" after say 30 minutes - is there a shell variable I could use to specify that 30 minutes have passed? I don't really NEED this, but I'm curious to know... Thanks again, umk
 
Old 03-10-2005, 07:39 PM   #6
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Forgot to say something crucial: what I want to be able to specify in the script is that there were X minutes of inactivity. This should be possible, I guess. umk
 
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Sorry, no idea. I've associated the xlock command I want to use with a launcher button in Window Maker and I just click the button with mouse when I need xlock. Maybe someone else can help with your script?
 
Old 03-10-2005, 09:03 PM   #8
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Hey, wait a minute! I ran an apt-cache search and found a program called xautolock. Apparently it's a helper program designed to launch xlock after some period of inactivity on the input devices. Sounds like just the thing you're looking for.
 
Old 03-11-2005, 07:08 AM   #9
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I've added the line:
xautolock -time 20 -locker "xlock -nolock -mode dclock"
to my ~/.xsession file (after apt-getting xautolock and xlock) and the screensaver comes up after 20 minutes of inactivity, but without locking the screen. Problem solved. umk
 
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Forgot to say thanks: Thanks. umk
 
  


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