Want to remove both xscreensaver AND light-locker

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Want to remove both xscreensaver AND light-locker

Postby dabeegmon1 » 2017-12-16 22:21

Greetings

I'm running virtualbox on Debian buster (10) and have a number of vms that I use for various tasks. Most often I'm using Debian stretch for most the vms but do have some other options.

A vm does NOT need to have a screen saver.
In fact having a screen saver means that the screen gets locked up when my monitors (from the host system) are put into first screensaver and then standby.
So I tried to use apt to remove (and purge) xscreensaver. System insists that I need to install light-locker.
Removed that one and then there is insistence (and it installs) xscreensaver. Circular argument time and I want neither!

I can get around things by killing the daemon but then I need to remember to do it and I really don't need to have the service so - - - -

how do I remove all screensaver services from debian stretch?
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Re: Want to remove both xscreensaver AND light-locker

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-12-16 22:51

To have light-locker installed but not activated, see this guide:

https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=2080

I feel your pain :mrgreen:
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Re: Want to remove both xscreensaver AND light-locker

Postby dabeegmon1 » 2017-12-17 11:38

Thanks - - -useful info.

But - - I still have a work around.

Any other ideas - - - please - - - somehow I was under the impression that I'm running the system - - - not Big Brother!
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Re: Want to remove both xscreensaver AND light-locker

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-12-17 21:24

dabeegmon1 wrote:So I tried to use apt to remove (and purge) xscreensaver. System insists that I need to install light-locker.

You need to post the full, exact output from this command:
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aptitude purge -s xscreensaver light-locker

Press "n" when asked and keep going until there are no more options, thanks!

My recommendation for a solution would be to wipe your top-secret, mystery desktop environment and instead use a netinstall to build up a minimal system from scratch, I have no problem avoiding screenlocker & light-locker when using this method.
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