xdg-screensaver: use new gnome-screensaver 2.28 API

Bug #497318 reported by Reinhard Tartler on 2009-12-16
This bug affects 3 people
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xdg-utils (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xdg-utils

xdg-screensaver currently uses the --poke mechanism of gnome-screensaver command.

Since 9.10, this does no longer prevent the screensaver from activating, see bug #428884 for details. As a consequence, xdg-screensaver should be ported to the new API so that applications like vlc can successfully inhibit the screensaver (again)

Reinhard Tartler (siretart) wrote :

for detailed analysis of this report and rationale for this triaging see bug #428884

Changed in xdg-utils (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

is that still an issue?

VPablo (villumar) wrote :

On Maverick's vlc not. Bug solved.

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 17:27:24 (CET), Sebastien Bacher wrote:

> is that still an issue?

Yes, it is. xdg-screensaver effectively uses --poke, which is marked
wontfix at gnome upstream.

The relevant upstream report is:

I don't understand why the respective launchpad report is 'fixreleased',
probably it was decided to follow upstream and force all applications,
like xdg-screensaver here, to port to the new gnome-specific inhibit


TBH, whole situation is a mess. I don't see how xdg-screensaver can be
sensibly adapted to the new API. The issue should really be discussed
and solved at the freedesktop level.

regarding comment #3: this bug is not about vlc but xdg-screenaver. vlc
has adopted the gnome specific inhibit API which does not help
applications that require a cross desktop solution.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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