Re: gnome-screensaver, new api calls requested :-)

On Tue, 2005-11-15 at 14:11 -0500, William Jon McCann wrote:
> Hi Richard,
> I'm going to take this onto the screensaver list.
> Richard Hughes wrote:
> > I come with a request for more new stuff :-)
> > 
> > Some laptops turn off the lcd backlight automatically when you close the
> > lid, and I think about 90% of laptops fall into this category.
> > 
> > The other 10% need some DPMS magic. I've been told the usual way of
> > doing this would be to use "xset dpms force off" when the lid is shut,
> > and "xset dpms force on" when the lid is opened.
> > 
> > Knowing you have full control of DPMS in g-s, I was wondering if you
> > could implement one or two more API calls (sorry!) something like:
> > setDPMSPower (bool state) so instead of calling xset (which is a bit
> > hackish) I could just use a simple DBUS method to do the state change.
> Ah, but *should* we have full control of DPMS in g-s?  I'm not sure.
until gnome-power-manager is fully ready and included in the desktop,
I'd say yes, we want full DPMS control in g-s
Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org>

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