• Blank screen (screen saver gnome)


    Hi,

    I love Antergos :)
    Long time I searched for a solution for a strange problem:
    my screen never went black even that I defined in the power settings to “blank screen” after 5 minutes.

    eventually the solution was to install gnome-screensaver and enable it on startup by running:

    $ sudo cp -p /usr/share/applications/gnome-screensaver.desktop /etc/xdg/autostart/
    

    (and ofcourse to start the gnome-screensaver process)
    This was suggested to me in the arch forums: [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1464222#p1464222][0]">[https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php][1] … 2#p1464222

    I would like to see this change in Antergos since I’m sure that more people with Gnome are suffering from the same issue.
    I would have done the change by myself, but I did not find how can I suggest (maybe via git) solutions…

    Thanks for the help guys, you are awesome :D

    [0]: <a href=
    [1]: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php

  • Hi,

    I love Antergos :)
    Long time I searched for a solution for a strange problem:
    my screen never went black even that I defined in the power settings to “blank screen” after 5 minutes.

    eventually the solution was to install gnome-screensaver and enable it on startup by running:

    $ sudo cp -p /usr/share/applications/gnome-screensaver.desktop /etc/xdg/autostart/
    

    (and ofcourse to start the gnome-screensaver process)
    This was suggested to me in the arch forums: [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1464222#p1464222][0]">[https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php][1] … 2#p1464222

    I would like to see this change in Antergos since I’m sure that more people with Gnome are suffering from the same issue.
    I would have done the change by myself, but I did not find how can I suggest (maybe via git) solutions…

    Thanks for the help guys, you are awesome :D

    [0]: <a href=
    [1]: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php

  • After reading this…

    " I’m running GNOME, and everything’s broken! What’s wrong?
    Probably you are not running xscreensaver at all, but but are running “gnome-screensaver” instead. You should stop.
    XScreenSaver is secure, stable, and mature; whereas gnome-screensaver is bug-ridden, unreliable, and an ongoing security disaster (for all the reasons outlined in the On Toolkits page).
    Gnome-screensaver was created in 2005 by people who thought it was a better idea to rewrite all of xscreensaver from scratch instead of sending me patches for the changes they desired in xscreensaver itself.
    Then in 2013, Ubuntu Unity re-wrote the screen saver engine from scratch again, introducing numerous security holes that would be hilarious if they weren’t so sad.
    The only sensible (and secure) way to use a screen saver under GNOME is to turn off gnome-screensaver, and use xscreensaver instead. How you go about this is explained in the “Using GNOME” section of the xscreensaver manual".
    [http://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/faq.html#gnome-screensaver][0]">[http://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/faq.htm][1] … creensaver

    I prefered to install xscreensaver, just to be sure I will not run into any trouble…
    [http://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/][0]">[http://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/][2]

    You can also take a look here…
    [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/XScreenSaver][0]">[https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/XScreenSaver][3]

    [0]: <a href=
    [1]: http://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/faq.htm
    [2]: http://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/
    [3]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/XScreenSaver

    1.Antergos Linux KDE plasma / Gnome 2.Ubuntu 17.10 64bit Unity
    Intel Core2 Duo CPU P8400 2.26GHz‖ RAM 3908 MiB ‖ Dell Inc. 0F328M - Dell Inc. Latitude E6500
    Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics [8086:2a42] {i915

  • Hi,

    Just an FYI, gnome-screensaver is no longer being maintained which is why we removed it from Antergos. The default GNOME install uses xscreensaver by default.

    Best Regards,

  • @“lots.0.logs”:3jm5kozo said:

    Just an FYI, gnome-screensaver is no longer being maintained which is why we removed it from Antergos. The default GNOME install uses xscreensaver by default. [/quote:3jm5kozo]
    It does NOT work in the default Gnome instal. I had to instal xscreensaver myself…

    1.Antergos Linux KDE plasma / Gnome 2.Ubuntu 17.10 64bit Unity
    Intel Core2 Duo CPU P8400 2.26GHz‖ RAM 3908 MiB ‖ Dell Inc. 0F328M - Dell Inc. Latitude E6500
    Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics [8086:2a42] {i915

  • How long ago was that? It’s been included doe a few months now. I’ll check on it in case there is a problem.

  • @“lots.0.logs”:1lud17cn said:

    How long ago was that? It’s been included doe a few months now. I’ll check on it in case there is a problem.[/quote:1lud17cn]
    Ever since i installed Antergos, almost 4 months ago. That is, 10th of June.
    After your reply, I tried activating the option again, but still the screen insists on been active…

    1.Antergos Linux KDE plasma / Gnome 2.Ubuntu 17.10 64bit Unity
    Intel Core2 Duo CPU P8400 2.26GHz‖ RAM 3908 MiB ‖ Dell Inc. 0F328M - Dell Inc. Latitude E6500
    Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics [8086:2a42] {i915

  • I have issue with not working blanking too.

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