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Old 09-04-2019, 11:18 AM   #31
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I have in my .xinitrc:

Code:
xset dpms 0 0 0
xset s 0 0
Screensavers are an anacronism with LCD screens on AC-powered computers. Their only remaining purpose is to annoy the user.
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:38 AM   #32
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I just assumed that screensaver is synonymous with screenlocker in this day and age. I don't know anyone who lets it sit there playing animations for no one to watch.
 
Old 09-04-2019, 11:45 AM   #33
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I don't know anyone who lets it sit there playing animations for no one to watch.
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post5326251
 
Old 09-04-2019, 12:36 PM   #34
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So that's why Slackware 15 is taking so long.
 
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Old 09-04-2019, 01:18 PM   #35
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Lots of interesting info in this thread :-)

The only reason I use a screensaver is to play a random slideshow from ~/Pictures when the family computer is idle. Otherwise those thousands of family photos on the hard drive never seem to get looked at again.
 
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:42 AM   #36
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I've come to the realization that any proper solution to this needs to start with "just don't use xscreensaver".
And I'm now sure enough about this to mark this thread as SOLVED.
 
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