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1 15th March 17:33
rehceb rotkiv
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I removed gnome-screensaver and installed xscreensaver with apt-get. When
I clicked on "System -> Quit... -> Lock Screen" afterwards, I was
positively surprised to see xscreensaver locking the screen -- GNOME
automatically made it the new default. While this is really cool, I would
like to know how this behavior came about. Is there a config file that
tells GNOME to look for xscreensaver?
I would like to learn more about the inner workings of GNOME in general.
Are there any tutorials on that, or do I have to learn C and dissect the
source code to understand GNOME better?

Regards,
Rehceb
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2 15th March 17:33
hadron
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Rehceb Rotkiv <rehceb@no.spam.plz> writes:


If you find a good tutorial, please post it here.
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3 17th March 19:36
florian diesch
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Most of what I know I learned by reading the docs and config files of the
various programs and libs Gnome consists of and the package scripts of
their packages (/var/lib/dpkg/info/<packagename>.* [where <packagename>
is to be replaced with the package name]).

It requires some knowledge of shell scripts and XML.

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4 17th March 19:36
florian diesch
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Most of what I know I learned by reading the docs and config files of the
various programs and libs Gnome consists of and the package scripts of
their packages (/var/lib/dpkg/info/<packagename>.* [where <packagename>
is to be replaced with the package name]).

It requires some knowledge of shell scripts and XML.


In this special case maybe Debian's "alternatives" system is
responsible, see "man update-alternatives".


Florian --
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