[aur-general] Moving xss-lock to community

Alad Wenter alad at mailbox.org
Thu Jan 18 18:22:38 UTC 2018

On Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 10:59:49AM +0100, Pierre Neidhardt via aur-general wrote:
> Seems fairly popular, plus it's useful to lock the screen on sleep
> without systemd.
I realize I'm somewhat late with this response, but upstream hasn't
updated their project in years and the release has several outstanding
issues, such as using 100% CPU [1] and broken features such as the
advertised IdleAction support. [2]

If you use polkit and acpid, a "simple" alternative is to use
systemd-inhibit, and run actions based on acpid events. Not sure there's
a ready implementation with X support in mind.

Or now that you've adopted it, perhaps you could look over the ~700
lines of C code and fix outstanding issues. :)


[1] https://bitbucket.org/raymonad/xss-lock/issues/6/hang-high-cpu-on-session-exit
[2] https://bitbucket.org/raymonad/xss-lock/issues/17/does-not-report-activity-to-systemd-logind

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