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Screensaver? Solved, THX!

Postby jppattison » 2018-02-08 04:30

Is there a screensaver in Debian9 apps, or is it something I need to download and install? If I need to d/l and install, any suggestions?
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Re: Screensaver?

Postby jppattison » 2018-02-11 17:22

Thanks for the response 4D696B65 and for the links.
I apt-get installed one called "Dizzy" but the page still locks if I walk away from the laptop for a couple of minutes and there is no screensaver to be seen. Any advice?
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Re: Screensaver?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-02-11 17:24

Which desktop environment and display manager are you using (if any)?

LightDM & light-locker integrate well together.
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Re: Screensaver?

Postby jppattison » 2018-02-11 19:23

Stock XFCE, but with KDE in the background, in case I needed kate or something else, but XFCE is seemingly sufficient, so I may end up removing KDE at some point in the future, IF I can do it without removing the games ;>). I think the login manager is Slim. I've added some apps, but hopefully I didn't change anything from the initial "Small CD" install - disk 1. 64 bit, version of Debian 9.3.0.
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Re: Screensaver?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-02-11 19:37

jppattison wrote:the login manager is Slim

^ There's your problem — that project is dead upstream and it doesn't support systemd login sessions properly.

Switch to LightDM (with light-locker) instead.
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Re: Screensaver?

Postby jppattison » 2018-02-12 00:06

Is there a command to find out which login manager I have? I already have LightDM, so maybe I'm already using it. I just thought it was Slim 9 - pardon me, that is on antiX I think :oops:
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Re: Screensaver?

Postby GarryRicketson » 2018-02-12 00:55

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Re: Screensaver?

Postby jppattison » 2018-02-12 01:19

THX GarryRicketson;
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/etc/X11/default-display-manager
but I don't see that as a command, although I will drill down thru the different directories to find out which manager I'm using.
I'll still look around to see if there is a command, that would be much less hassle.
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/usr/sbin/lightdm
I'd forgotten how much hassle you have to go thru to get one simple answer.

UPDATE:

:lol: :lol: I'd also forgotten how powerful
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cat
is:
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cat /etc/X11/default-display-manager
/usr/sbin/lightdm
:oops: :oops:

I guess I've been away from Linux too long!
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Re: Screensaver?

Postby GarryRicketson » 2018-02-12 03:17

What about :
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echo $DESKTOP_SESSION

What does that show ?
Ahh, another one that is good, the 'top' command, and it will show what WM, panels, or other processes as well.
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 792 garry      2    0 3644K   13M sleep/1   poll      0:04  0.00% openbox
 
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Re: Screensaver?

Postby jppattison » 2018-02-12 04:05

I think the first one is a bash script - dunno how to do that - at my age, the memory is going fast, and I didn't learn it back when I should have.
I do remember the top command, now that you remind me ;>). THX
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Re: Screensaver?

Postby sunrat » 2018-02-12 05:31

To show DE:
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$ echo $XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP

Here it shows KDE which is the desired result.

I highly recommend to install inxi which can display a plethora of system info using different options. To show desktop, use the -S option:
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$ inxi -S
System:    Host: siduction-brain2 Kernel: 4.15.0-towo.1-siduction-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.10.5 Distro: siduction 17.1.0 Patience - kde - (201703051755)
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Re: Screensaver?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-02-12 06:49

jppattison wrote:Is there a command to find out which login manager I have?

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ls -l /etc/systemd/system/display-manager.service
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Re: Screensaver?

Postby Thorny » 2018-02-12 08:07

jppattison wrote:I think the first one is a bash script - dunno how to do that - at my age, the memory is going fast, and I didn't learn it back when I should have.
...

How old are you? I'm 71 and I don't know how old Garry is but I would expect around 65 or so.

Age need not be an impediment to either using computers or learning or relearning things when necessary.
One thing you might have taken away from Garry's advice was that using a search engine can be very productive. He often tries to make that point in his advice. This is not just for you, it is also for the lurkers reading this thread.
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Re: Screensaver?

Postby jppattison » 2018-02-23 15:36

I'm older than you and Garry! The thing is, I never used a computer until about 18 or 20 years ago, and even then I had to have my boys show me how to use it. I got turned on to Linux by a friend who helped me along bit by bit, but I was never schmardt enuff to get the drift of all these fancy words like parameter, path, etc.. I just mosey along and learn what I can, but my memory is fading, so I have to keep re-learning over and over. It would probably be easier to use Winblows all the time, but I don't see that as a plus if I want to exercise my brain. I had a lappy with Win 10 (which takes over your computer and doesn't let you decide on updates/upgrades), and swapped it to my wife for her old Dell D600 with Win7, so now I can make administrative decisions and overrule M$. I consider myself a computer illiterate, so I just keep plugging along, and maybe by the time I die, I'll have Linux whipped! I do use the Internet - just inefficient at wording my searches to get some answers, so then I go to the forums.... I've tried the Debian Wiki, but mainly it is too confusing for me .... it'll take time. I appreciated the back and forth with Garry (and others), they showed me several different ways to find the same answers - that's why I like to use forums instead of the Internet, lots of different ways to accomplish the same task ... great stuff!
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