Xubuntu: default screensaver should be black screen, not random

Bug #799268 reported by Pjotr12345 on 2011-06-18
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu)
Lionel Le Folgoc

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xubuntu-default-settings

The default screensaver in Xubuntu should be black screen, not random like now.

The reason is, that some screensavers cause crashes on some hardware. The default screensaver should be failsafe, i.e. black screen.

Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug and any supporting documentation. Since this bug has enough information provided for a developer to begin work, I'm going to mark it as confirmed and let them handle it from here.

With so many different video cards requireing hardware drivers, this could benefit Xubuntu.

Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better!

Changed in xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Jarno Suni (jarnos) wrote :

I would add that it should not only blank screen, but also turn display (backlight) off. Command "xset dpms force off" does the trick, but this should be combined with blanking whenever blanking is done.

Changed in xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Lionel Le Folgoc (mrpouit)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xubuntu-default-settings - 12.04.0

xubuntu-default-settings (12.04.0) precise; urgency=low

  * Fix broken theme in only-ubiquity mode (lp: #840094):
    - debian/control: add a new xubuntu-live-settings binary package.
    - debian/{gconf-defaults,post*,pre*}: renamed to
    - debian/*.install: added, now that we have several binary packages.
    - casper/48xubuntu_maybe_ubiquity: added, stolen from
  * debian/xubuntu-default-settings.gconf-defaults: fix default command to
    browse a device with blueman. lp: #882621
  * etc/xdg/xdg-xubuntu/Terminal/terminalrc: reduce the default font size
    for xfce4-terminal. lp: #752886
  * etc/skel/.xscreensaver: added, set blank mode by default. lp: #799268
  * Call dh_installgsettings instead of manually shipping an override file.
 -- Lionel Le Folgoc <email address hidden> Sat, 19 Nov 2011 20:39:27 +0100

Changed in xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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