"blank screen" screensaver should be default

Bug #521427 reported by Jérôme on 2010-02-13
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xscreensaver (Ubuntu)
Declined for Lucid by Sebastien Bacher
Declined for Maverick by Sebastien Bacher

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xscreensaver


- the cost of the energy will increase in the coming years (what ever the primary source is)

- a laptop needs to spare its battery

I think that Ubuntu should set the blank screen as default screensaver for all its flavour (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu netbook edition, ...).

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Feb 13 18:09:23 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha i386 (20100113)
Package: xscreensaver 5.10-3ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-12.17-generic
SourcePackage: xscreensaver
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-12-generic i686

Jérôme (jerome-bouat) wrote :
summary: - blank screen saver not by default
+ blank screensaver not by default

Thank you for reporting this issue. This is more of a change of default than it is a bug, so I am marking it as a wishlist request.

Changed in xscreensaver (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Jérôme (jerome-bouat) wrote :

I think this bug should be fixed before the next LTS release of Ubuntu.

Basically the large number of users with blank screen by default would save a lot of energy.

Each step can make the world better :)

Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) wrote :

This should be discussed on the mailing list, to be honest. It is not really a bug, bug a change to the defaults set by the developers. It really does not affect the use of the system, and the user has the choice to set the screensaver to use a blank screen if desired. In the meantime, the wishes of a single user do not usually dictate the default settings.

To discuss this issue, feel free to bring it up on the Xubuntu developers user list at https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/xubuntu-devel .

Jérôme (jerome-bouat) wrote :

I just sent a message to the Ubuntu-desktop list.

Kenyon Ralph (kralph) on 2010-12-06
summary: - blank screensaver not by default
+ "blank screen" screensaver should be default
Jérôme (jerome-bouat) wrote :

Still occurs on Xubuntu 11.04 natty

Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) wrote :

Xubuntu Community decided they like a non-blank screensaver, and it will not be blank for Xubuntu for Oneiric Ocelot (Xubuntu 11.10). Thank you for your suggestion.

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