[Pkg-acpi-devel] Bug#722170: Bug#722170: acpi-support: please implement a "Debian alternatives system" solution for x11 screen lock

M. Dietrich mdt at emdete.de
Tue Sep 10 16:49:17 UTC 2013

Hi Michael,

On Mon, Sep 09, 2013 at 10:11:09AM +0200, Michael Meskes wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 08, 2013 at 08:01:38PM +0200, M. Dietrich wrote:
> > in /usr/share/acpi-support/screenblank is a big switch to detect & use the
> > installed screenserver. it provides a hardcoded priority list in case several
> > screenservers are avaiable. i love the screen to be locked when suspending but
> > i would prefere a way where the screenlock package maintainer can provide the
> > logic how to trigger the screenlock and include this in the "Debian
> > alternatives system".
> I think this is beyond the scope of acpi-support. An alternative system could
> be implemented by the different screensave packages bt not by a package just
> happening to use the screen savers.

yes, for sure you are right but a script like yours make it visible why that's
a good idea. and acpi-support could be the starting point for for the

is is possible to add the other packages to this "wish" as a list? or shall i
first of all create wishes against all other packages seen in your script?


M. Dietrich

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