Re: gnome-screensaver

On Tue, Feb 07, 2006 at 09:48:25AM -0500, William Jon McCann wrote:
> Hello Davyd,
> Davyd Madeley wrote:
> >I see that both Ubuntu Dapper and Fedora Core 5 test 2 are shipping
> >with gnome-screensaver now.
> >
> >Having now used both of them, does it seem slow for anyone else? It
> >seems that something has gone astray once or twice and forced me to
> >have to change vt and kill the process to get my session back.
> I suspect that you may be running into:

This is the fontconfig bug that Kjartan alluded to I assume.

> >I didn't manage to get anything useful debugging-wise from it, does
> >anyone know the story here?
> You can get debugging information from g-s by running it like so:
> gnome-screensaver --no-daemon --debug

Ok. I'll look into this more.

> >If we have a screensaver that you can't get away from, we should
> >consider not including this module during this release cycle.
> I haven't experienced anything like this but that would indeed be a 
> serious problem.  I strongly encourage anyone experiencing such a thing 
> to create a bug for it and work with me to solve the problem.

Will look into it. This module has been a long time coming, but we
must be sure that we will not suffer any serious regressions. One
thing that Xscreensaver had going for it was that it was really very
well tested.


Davyd Madeley
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