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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 (show merged sources derived from linked package)

Filename Size Changed Actions
xscreensaver-5.29.tar.gz 8.37 MB about 4 years ago
xscreensaver-background.patch 651 Bytes over 6 years ago Download File
xscreensaver-bug-reports.patch 1.94 KB almost 4 years ago Download File
xscreensaver-data-extra.list 1.76 KB about 4 years ago Download File
xscreensaver-data.list 414 Bytes over 8 years ago Download File
xscreensaver-default-screensaver.patch 3.64 KB over 5 years ago Download File
xscreensaver-disable-upgrade-nagging-message.patch 1.32 KB almost 4 years ago Download File
xscreensaver-fireworkx-man.patch 525 Bytes almost 5 years ago Download File
xscreensaver-ignore-no-pwent-password.patch 742 Bytes over 6 years ago Download File
xscreensaver-mansuffix.patch 976 Bytes over 6 years ago Download File
xscreensaver-remove-upgrade-check.patch 7.96 KB almost 4 years ago Download File
xscreensaver-slideshow-dri-detect.patch 1.98 KB over 6 years ago Download File
xscreensaver-webcollage-dictpath.patch 427 Bytes over 4 years ago Download File
xscreensaver.changes 37.8 KB almost 4 years ago Download File
xscreensaver.pamd 165 Bytes over 11 years ago Download File
xscreensaver.spec 10.1 KB almost 4 years ago Download File

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