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Re: xscreensaver on GuixSD

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: xscreensaver on GuixSD
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:47:47 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)

Thomas Danckaert <address@hidden> skribis:

> From: address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès)
> Subject: Re: xscreensaver on GuixSD
> Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:45:14 +0200
>> Thomas Danckaert <address@hidden> skribis:
>>> I'd like the xscreensaver daemon to start automatically.  Has
>>> anyone
>>> set this up on their system?  Do I need to define a custom service
>>> for
>>> this?  Suggestions welcome!
>> I would start it from ~/.xsession, but perhaps there are fancier
>> ways to
>> do that.
> Strangely, after creating a ~/.xsession file, I wasn't able to log in
> to my gnome session anymore (though I didn't investigate this further
> and just deleted ~/.xsession again).

Maybe you forgot “chmod +x ~/.xsession”?

> What did work was to create a .desktop file in ~/.config/autostart.
> I've attached it here for future reference ;-)
> [Desktop Entry]
> Name=Screensaver
> Type=Application
> Exec=xscreensaver -nosplash

Interesting, I wonder what piece of software reads this file.  Maybe
xfce-session and gnome-session?

Thanks for the tip,

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