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FS#25617 - [xscreensaver] - add compile option "--with-login-manager" for user switching

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by John (graysky) - Wednesday, 17 August 2011, 08:06 GMT
Last edited by Eric Belanger (Snowman) - Wednesday, 18 January 2012, 14:06 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Eric Belanger (Snowman)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


Description: Compiling with the "--with-login-manager" flag will make a button called "New Login" that points to /usr/bin/gdmflexiserver to allow user switching if the using gdm as the greeter. This would be value added for folks using xfce4, lxde, openbox, etc. since gnome-screensaver does not provide functionality on non-gnome systems with version 3 (depends on gnome-session).
This task depends upon

Closed by  Eric Belanger (Snowman)
Wednesday, 18 January 2012, 14:06 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Additional comments about closing:  xscreensaver-5.15-3
Comment by Dave Reisner (falconindy) - Thursday, 18 August 2011, 03:47 GMT
And how does this affect people who don't use a display manager at all?
Comment by John (graysky) - Thursday, 18 August 2011, 08:30 GMT
@falconindy - On my system in runmode 3 manually starting xfce4, the button has no effect when pushed and the screen unlocks normally. Upon unlocking, there is a warning message saying that no login app is running. No ill effects.