Bug 89697 - xscreensaver does not reload preferences sometimes
Summary: xscreensaver does not reload preferences sometimes
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xscreensaver   
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Version: 9
Hardware: athlon Linux
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Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2003-04-26 01:00 UTC by Carlos Rodrigues
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:53 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-18 22:24:32 UTC
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Description Carlos Rodrigues 2003-04-26 01:00:27 UTC
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Description of problem:
When I change the screensaver timeout (in gnome, from Start
Here->Preferences->Screensaver), the screensaver keeps appearing after the
previous timeout until I kill and restart xscreensaver. This happens  every time
I reduce the timeout but apparently just a few times when I increase it.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Starting with a timeout of 10 minutes
2. Go to Start Here->Preferences->Screensaver
3. Change the screensaver timeout to 1 minute
4. Wait

Actual Results:  The screensaver does not start after 1 minute of inactivity
(but it does after 10 minutes - the previous timeout).

Expected Results:  The screensaver should start after 1 minute.

Comment 1 Carlos Rodrigues 2003-04-26 02:02:23 UTC
I tried to restart xscreensaver via "xscreensaver-command -restart" and it
sometimes gives a "xscreensaver window unexpectedly deleted" error. Can this be

Comment 2 Jamie Zawinski 2004-08-15 08:44:09 UTC
The xscreensaver daemon reloads the .xscreensaver file when it notices
that it has changed, but it only checks the file the next time it
would have woken up to do something -- so if it's asleep for ten
minutes waiting for you to become idle, it won't notice your new
preference setting for ten minutes.

Rather than restarting xscreensaver, you can just click the "Preview"
button in xscreensaver-demo -- that will cause the daemon to wake up
(to run a saver in full-screen mode) and it will pick up your new
timeouts right away.

Comment 3 Carlos Rodrigues 2004-08-18 22:24:32 UTC
Hmmmm... I had already forgotten about this :). Thanks for the info.

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