[wichert cistron nl: Bug#72157: screensaver doesn't block palm syncing...]

Hello all,

I'm currently maintaining the Debian package of gnome-pilot. A wishlist bug
report was filed, asking if gnome-pilot could possibly disable syncing while
xscreensaver, etc. are locking the console. A few ideas were bandied around,
but most were horribly specific to one particular console/X blanker/locker.
However, I got this suggestion and it looks intriguing. Is there any
interest in doing this?

BTW, I'm not subscribed, so please Cc: me on all replies. Thanks for your

----- Forwarded message from Wichert Akkerman <wichert cistron nl> -----

Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 17:32:45 +0200
From: Wichert Akkerman <wichert cistron nl>
To: Juha Ylitalo <juha o ylitalo nokia com>, 72157 bugs debian org
Subject: Bug#72157: screensaver doesn't block palm syncing...
Reply-To: Wichert Akkerman <wichert cistron nl>, 72157 bugs debian org

Previously Juha Ylitalo wrote:
> At first I was coming up with scenarios that works 9 times out of
> 10. After running through those different scenarios in my mind, only
> one that seems to cover all angles would be to launch
> "xscreensaver-command -watch" as child process for gpilotd and monitor
> its output.

Won't work, there are many other ways to lock your screen. A better approach
would be to try XGrabPointer() and see if that succeeds. If it does not
the screen is most likely locker.


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