[X2go-dev] screen saver extension

rf at q-leap.de rf at q-leap.de
Mon Jun 21 17:58:32 CEST 2010

>>>>> "Paul" == Paul van der Vlis <paul at vandervlis.nl> writes:

I looked into this a bit deeper, and I found out that
/usr/lib/x2go/x2goagent is the actual X server that is being used by
x2go. Now this X server doesn't have the MIT-SCREEN-SAVER compiled as a
module. So the question is, whether it is possible to obtain the source
code somewhere, so I could compile this with the screen saver extension

Best regards,


    Paul> rf at q-leap.de schreef:
    >>>>>>> "Paul" == Paul van der Vlis <paul at vandervlis.nl> writes:
    >> Hi Paul,
    >> thanks for continued interest.
    Paul> Hello Roland, I asked some questions, you did not answer
    Paul> them. Maybe you can tell a bit more about your problem.
    >> in my reply a couple of weeks ago, I wrote (see also below):
    >> "I know, some screensavers don't use the X11 screen saver
    >> extension. But I need the program xprintidle to work which
    >> requires this extension (see Ubuntu/Debian package xprintidle)."

    Paul> Sorry, maybe I've missed this message.

    >> If you start the program xprintidle, you get the message:
    >> $ xprintidle screen saver extension not supported
    >> I need this program to work, because it will tell me the amount
    >> of X11 idle time from which I trigger some actions for other
    >> programs when a certain amount of idle time has passed.
    >> So the fact that some screensavers work, unfortunately doesn't
    >> help, since these obviously are programmed without needing the
    >> "X11 screen saver extension".
    >> All this comes back to the final question: Is it possible to
    >> activate the extension (or other X11 extensions), and if yes how?

    Paul> Sorry, I don't know.

    Paul> X2go is using the NX libraries from Nomachine. These libraries
    Paul> have a complete (changed) embedded copy of Xorg inside, maybe
    Paul> without the X11 extention. I know you can change some things
    Paul> on it, e.g. with shortcuts:
    Paul> http://www.nomachine.com/ar/view.php?ar_id=AR03C00172 But I
    Paul> think some things are possible with arguments too.

    Paul> I would search the site of Nomachine to find more information
    Paul> about it: http://www.nomachine.com/support.php Not sure you
    Paul> will find...

    Paul> With regards, Paul van der Vlis.

    Paul> -- http://www.vandervlis.nl/

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