Overriden by GNOME screen saver after recent upgrade

Bug #1652737 reported by José Luis González on 2016-12-27
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xscreensaver (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I use XFCE solely. After a recent upgrade, xscreensaver is no longer run in my system. Instead it seems GNOME screensaver is run. When I run the XFCE screensaver settings dialog it complains that the GNOME screensaver daemon appears to be running and that it must be stopped for XScreenSaver to work properly. Interestingly if I stop it, and later say I want XScreenSaver to be launched (it says it seems it isn't running), the dialog freezes and an error pops up. Afterwards if I close the settings dialog and open it again it complains of exactly the same things (GNOME Screensaver daemon running, XScreenSaver not running).

I'm running Xenial with XFCE and XScreenSaver is version 5.34-2ubuntu1. Please, reassign if bug is in another package.

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