Ubuntu

xscreensaver doesn't pass keys

Reported by Mackenzie Morgan on 2008-02-27
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
xscreensaver (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xscreensaver

In order to vote on the Electric Sheep screensaver's sheep, you need to be able to pass the up and down arrows to the screensaver. XScreensaver currently does not do this. http://electricsheep.org/index.cgi?&menu=code has a link to a version of xscreensaver that does: http://electricsheep.org/xscreensaver-4.19-passkeys-r2.tar.gz Adding it to the main xscreensaver might not be necessary if the devs want to keep the hacked one separate, but having a dummy xscreensaver package that is satisfied by either xscreensaver-standard or xscreensaver-passkeys (for example) could work.

Oh, I'm using Hardy Alpha 5. The version of xscreensaver that passes keys has never been packaged for any version of Ubuntu, though. Alternatively, since xscreensaver isn't part of Ubuntu by default and is kind of ugly, what about patching gnome-screensaver to pass keys?

description: updated
description: updated
Murat Gunes (mgunes) on 2008-02-27
Changed in xscreensaver:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in gnome-screensaver:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Thomas Hotz (thotz) on 2012-12-21
Changed in xscreensaver (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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