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FS#45690 - [xdg-utils] xdg-screensaver appears to not support cinnamon-screensaver

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Aidan Epstein (aereaux) - Friday, 17 July 2015, 17:37 GMT
Last edited by Balló György (City-busz) - Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 17:29 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Upstream Bugs
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan de Groot (JGC)
Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No


xdg-screensaver does not appear to support cinnamon-screensaver, so mpv (and probably other applications) cannot disable the screensaver. When starting, mpv gives a warning that `[vo/opengl/x11] Disabling screensaver failed.`. I searched and found this:, where it says to try out xdg-screensaver. "xdg-screensaver status" fails with error code 4, and executing the script with sh -x gives the attached log. I inspected the script, and it does not have any handling for cinnamon.

Additional info:
* package version(s)
cinnamon 2.6.13-1
xdg-utils 1.1.0.git20150323-1
* config and/or log files etc.

Steps to reproduce:
Running mpv under cinnamon should be enough to get the warning, and then same for the errors with xdg-screensaver.

If this is not the right place for this bug report, let me know, and I can try to post it somewhere more appropriate.
   log.txt (1.4 KiB)
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Closed by  Balló György (City-busz)
Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 17:29 GMT
Reason for closing:  Upstream
Additional comments about closing:  It's an upstream task to implement this feature.
Comment by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 12:51 GMT
Is the bug still present? If so please let Cinnamon devs bring this upstream. Nothing to be done in Arch Linux.
Comment by Balló György (City-busz) - Sunday, 15 November 2015, 21:54 GMT
I see that xdg-screensaver does not support cinnamon-screensaver yet (handler for org.cinnamon.ScreenSaver D-Bus interface is not implemented yet), so please report this problem to upstream:
Comment by Aidan Epstein (aereaux) - Sunday, 15 November 2015, 22:56 GMT Comment by Balló György (City-busz) - Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 17:28 GMT