Is there any way to monitor if a X session is inactive for i.e 10 minutes? And I would execute a command when it happens, like a screensaver, but it's not a screensaver in this case.
I have a dual monitor setup on Windows 7 with monitor 1 and monitor 2. I have a very specific need.
When monitor 2 is unused for 3 minutes I want monitor 2 to display a screensaver and I still want to be able to work with monitor 1. I want monitor 2 to be inactive and monitor 1 to be active at the same time.
When locking the screen using gnome-screensaver-command --lock (assuming that gnome-screensaver is running):
If the session is Gnome, it shows a blue screen with a very large clock.
If the session is Xfce, it shows the wallpaper with a small top black bar and a tiny clock, just like it was in old Gnome versions.
Why does this happens? Is there a way to show the big clock even in Xfce session?
I just did some fairly massive, and perhaps ill-advised, update of my #! Sid laptop. Now, my mouse moves slowly (see here if you're curious), and SUSPEND no longer works.Currently, when I hit SUSPEND from super-X, the screensaver comes on, as it always has. But in the good old days, it flashed for only about a second, and then the whole laptop went snoozy. It was perfect.
The title says most of it - I want my stock x-screensaver to span two monitors. Right now i can have two different screensavers running simultaneously, or have each monitor using the same screensaver. I want to be able to have one screensaver treat both monitors as though they were one monitor.
I know it can be doene because when I use the Gentoo live disk, it does this out of the box.
We have a number of shared computers that users never seem to log out of. Am I correct that there is no built in functionality to automatically log off console sessions after an idle timeout? I've seen two suggestions: a logoff screensaver, and a scheduled task with an idle trigger. Will the idle trigger work if only the session is idle, but the computer is in use with a different session?