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Old 02-19-2012, 07:35 PM
Grant
 
Default screen locker

Has anyone found a screen locker they like? I'd like to move away
from xscreensaver. It seems bloated plus it isn't working right for
me anymore.

slimlock looks interesting but the ebuild in the miramir overlay fails with:

!!! Fetched file: slimlock-9999.tar.gz VERIFY FAILED!
!!! Reason: Filesize does not match recorded size
!!! Got: 21746
!!! Expected: 21479

and the comments in this bug aren't encouraging:

https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=366405

- Grant
 
Old 02-19-2012, 10:37 PM
Willie Matthews
 
Default screen locker

On Sun, 19 Feb 2012 12:35:19 -0800
Grant <emailgrant@gmail.com> wrote:

> Has anyone found a screen locker they like? I'd like to move away
> from xscreensaver. It seems bloated plus it isn't working right for
> me anymore.
>
> slimlock looks interesting but the ebuild in the miramir overlay
> fails with:
>
> !!! Fetched file: slimlock-9999.tar.gz VERIFY FAILED!
> !!! Reason: Filesize does not match recorded size
> !!! Got: 21746
> !!! Expected: 21479
>
> and the comments in this bug aren't encouraging:
>
> https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=366405
>
> - Grant
>

Try building from the gentoo source instead of the overlay!

--

Willie Matthews
matthews.willie@gmail.com
 
Old 02-19-2012, 10:41 PM
Grant
 
Default screen locker

>> Has anyone found a screen locker they like? *I'd like to move away
>> from xscreensaver. *It seems bloated plus it isn't working right for
>> me anymore.
>>
>> slimlock looks interesting but the ebuild in the miramir overlay
>> fails with:
>>
>> !!! Fetched file: slimlock-9999.tar.gz VERIFY FAILED!
>> !!! Reason: Filesize does not match recorded size
>> !!! Got: * * *21746
>> !!! Expected: 21479
>>
>> and the comments in this bug aren't encouraging:
>>
>> https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=366405
>>
>> - Grant
>>
>
> Try building from the gentoo source instead of the overlay!

Ashamed though I am, I don't get it. Could you elaborate just a bit?
Are you saying I should build it manually?

- Grant
 
Old 02-19-2012, 11:15 PM
Joshua Murphy
 
Default screen locker

On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 3:35 PM, Grant <emailgrant@gmail.com> wrote:
> Has anyone found a screen locker they like? *I'd like to move away
> from xscreensaver. *It seems bloated plus it isn't working right for
> me anymore.
>
> slimlock looks interesting but the ebuild in the miramir overlay fails with:
>
> !!! Fetched file: slimlock-9999.tar.gz VERIFY FAILED!
> !!! Reason: Filesize does not match recorded size
> !!! Got: * * *21746
> !!! Expected: 21479
>
> and the comments in this bug aren't encouraging:
>
> https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=366405
>
> - Grant
>

I find I like slock, though it's possibly a bit excessively on the
'minimalist' side for many people. Flat blanked screen, just type the
user's password and hit enter to unlock... there's no visual cues at
all. It also doesn't auto-enable on a timer by itself.

--
Poison [BLX]
Joshua M. Murphy
 
Old 02-19-2012, 11:26 PM
 
Default screen locker

On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 07:15:17PM -0500, Joshua Murphy wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 3:35 PM, Grant <emailgrant@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Has anyone found a screen locker they like? *I'd like to move away
> > from xscreensaver. *It seems bloated plus it isn't working right for
> > me anymore.
> >
> > slimlock looks interesting but the ebuild in the miramir overlay fails with:
> >
> > !!! Fetched file: slimlock-9999.tar.gz VERIFY FAILED!
> > !!! Reason: Filesize does not match recorded size
> > !!! Got: * * *21746
> > !!! Expected: 21479
> >
> > and the comments in this bug aren't encouraging:
> >
> > https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=366405
> >
> > - Grant
> >
>
> I find I like slock, though it's possibly a bit excessively on the
> 'minimalist' side for many people. Flat blanked screen, just type the
> user's password and hit enter to unlock... there's no visual cues at
> all. It also doesn't auto-enable on a timer by itself.
>
> --
> Poison [BLX]
> Joshua M. Murphy
>

I've been using xautolock for years and years. What's good about it is you
can have any 'locker' you want. For now, I'm using feh in slideshow mode.
For another, you can specify another program as a 'killer' such as a suspend
or hibernate script. However, for a traditional ss, I have been using xlock
forever - many more modes than xscreensaver, and just a simple binary to
worry about.

Terry
 
Old 02-23-2012, 05:10 PM
Grant
 
Default screen locker

[snip]
> I've been using xautolock for years and years. What's good about it is you
> can have any 'locker' you want. For now, I'm using feh in slideshow mode.
> For another, you can specify another program as a 'killer' such as a suspend
> or hibernate script. However, for a traditional ss, I have been using xlock
> forever - many more modes than xscreensaver, and just a simple binary to
> worry about.
>
> Terry

I think I'm going with xautolock and either vlock or xlockmore. It
looks like there isn't an init.d script for xautolock. What is the
best way to run it automatically in Gentoo?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to trigger xautolock?

- Grant
 
Old 02-23-2012, 06:52 PM
Marc Joliet
 
Default screen locker

Am Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:10:45 -0800
schrieb Grant <emailgrant@gmail.com>:

> [snip]
> > I've been using xautolock for years and years. What's good about it is you
> > can have any 'locker' you want. For now, I'm using feh in slideshow mode.
> > For another, you can specify another program as a 'killer' such as a suspend
> > or hibernate script. However, for a traditional ss, I have been using xlock
> > forever - many more modes than xscreensaver, and just a simple binary to
> > worry about.
> >
> > Terry
>
> I think I'm going with xautolock and either vlock or xlockmore. It
> looks like there isn't an init.d script for xautolock. What is the
> best way to run it automatically in Gentoo?

I start xautolock from my .xinitrc.

> Is there a keyboard shortcut to trigger xautolock?

No, you will need to configure your environment. I configured a shortcut for my
window manager that executes "xautolock -locknow", but you could also probably
use something like xbindkeys instead.

HTH
--
Marc Joliet
--
"People who think they know everything really annoy those of us who know we
don't" - Bjarne Stroustrup
 
Old 02-23-2012, 07:16 PM
Grant
 
Default screen locker

>> [snip]
>> > I've been using xautolock for years and years. What's good about it is you
>> > can have any 'locker' you want. For now, I'm using feh in slideshow mode.
>> > For another, you can specify another program as a 'killer' such as a suspend
>> > or hibernate script. However, for a traditional ss, I have been using xlock
>> > forever - many more modes than xscreensaver, and just a simple binary to
>> > worry about.
>> >
>> > Terry
>>
>> I think I'm going with xautolock and either vlock or xlockmore. *It
>> looks like there isn't an init.d script for xautolock. *What is the
>> best way to run it automatically in Gentoo?
>
> I start xautolock from my .xinitrc.
>
>> Is there a keyboard shortcut to trigger xautolock?
>
> No, you will need to configure your environment. I configured a shortcut for my
> window manager that executes "xautolock -locknow", but you could also probably
> use something like xbindkeys instead.

Thanks Marc.

- Grant
 
Old 02-24-2012, 09:20 PM
 
Default screen locker

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 10:10:45AM -0800, Grant wrote:
> [snip]
> > I've been using xautolock for years and years. What's good about it is you
> > can have any 'locker' you want. For now, I'm using feh in slideshow mode.
> > For another, you can specify another program as a 'killer' such as a suspend
> > or hibernate script. However, for a traditional ss, I have been using xlock
> > forever - many more modes than xscreensaver, and just a simple binary to
> > worry about.
> >
> > Terry
>
> I think I'm going with xautolock and either vlock or xlockmore. It
> looks like there isn't an init.d script for xautolock. What is the
> best way to run it automatically in Gentoo?
>
> Is there a keyboard shortcut to trigger xautolock?
>
> - Grant
>

Grant, I run it among the startup scripts of my window manager. You could
also put it ~/.xinitrc, but I don't think you can start it before your X
server is up and running. If your wm has a keyboard shortcut config, it
would be simple to bind it to a key, as well. HTH.

Terry
 
Old 02-24-2012, 11:05 PM
Marc Joliet
 
Default screen locker

Am Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:16:35 -0800
schrieb Grant <emailgrant@gmail.com>:

> >> [snip]
> >> > I've been using xautolock for years and years. What's good about it is you
> >> > can have any 'locker' you want. For now, I'm using feh in slideshow mode.
> >> > For another, you can specify another program as a 'killer' such as a suspend
> >> > or hibernate script. However, for a traditional ss, I have been using xlock
> >> > forever - many more modes than xscreensaver, and just a simple binary to
> >> > worry about.
> >> >
> >> > Terry
> >>
> >> I think I'm going with xautolock and either vlock or xlockmore. *It
> >> looks like there isn't an init.d script for xautolock. *What is the
> >> best way to run it automatically in Gentoo?
> >
> > I start xautolock from my .xinitrc.
> >
> >> Is there a keyboard shortcut to trigger xautolock?
> >
> > No, you will need to configure your environment. I configured a shortcut for my
> > window manager that executes "xautolock -locknow", but you could also probably
> > use something like xbindkeys instead.
>
> Thanks Marc.
>
> - Grant

Late realisation: I should probably respond to this . So, you're welcome!

--
Marc Joliet
--
"People who think they know everything really annoy those of us who know we
don't" - Bjarne Stroustrup
 

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