A screen saver and locker for the X Window System

The xscreensaver program waits until the keyboard and mouse have been
idle for a period of time, and then runs a graphics demo chosen at
random. It turns off as soon as there is any mouse or keyboard
activity. It can also lock the screen immediately, after a longer idle
period, or on demand.

The xscreensaver package consists of two parts: the screensaver and the
"driver" or "daemon", which detects idleness and does locking, and the
many graphics demos that are launched by xscreensaver.

Any X program that can draw on the root window can be used with
xscreensaver, regardless of how that program is written, what language
it is written in, or what libraries it uses. The xscreensaver daemon
takes care of detecting when the user is idle, locking, and checking
passwords and all the other book-keeping. All the other programs need
to do is draw.

The benefit that xscreensaver has over the combination of the xlock and
xautolock programs is the ease with which new graphic hacks can be
installed. You do not need to recompile (or even re-run) the
xscreensaver program to add a new display mode, you just change a
config file.

Source Files
Filename Size Changed
ready 0000000000 0 Bytes almost 14 years
xscreensaver-5.07.tar.bz2 0004185267 3.99 MB about 12 years
xscreensaver-background.patch 0000000440 440 Bytes almost 14 years
xscreensaver-default-screensaver.patch 0000003083 3.01 KB about 12 years
xscreensaver-fireworkx-man.patch 0000000434 434 Bytes about 12 years
xscreensaver-flexiserver.patch 0000000412 412 Bytes almost 14 years
xscreensaver-ignore-no-pwent-password.patch 0000000529 529 Bytes almost 13 years
xscreensaver-mansuffix.patch 0000000576 576 Bytes almost 14 years
xscreensaver-override_redirect.patch 0000001952 1.91 KB over 12 years
xscreensaver-slideshow-dri-detect.patch 0000001745 1.7 KB almost 14 years
xscreensaver-stars.patch 0000000735 735 Bytes almost 14 years
xscreensaver.changes 0000029705 29 KB about 12 years
xscreensaver.pamd 0000000165 165 Bytes almost 14 years
xscreensaver.spec 0000025376 24.8 KB about 12 years
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