Re: [dwm] [slock] slock doesn't like to deactivate after password entry

From: Thayer Williams <>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 11:00:49 -0800

On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 1:49 PM, Thayer Williams <> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 4:48 AM, Anselm R Garbe <> wrote:
>> 2008/12/9 Ali Gholami Rudi <>:
>>> On Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 04:00:48PM -0800, Thayer Williams wrote:
>>>> I've been using slock for about two months now and, as per the
>>>> subject, slock doesn't release my screen right away after a valid
>>>> password entry. After inputing the password and pressing Enter, the
>>>> screen remains blanked and no amount of input brings it up. I can
>>>> actually see the LCD backlight flicking on and off with each
>>>> subsequent keypress or mouse wiggle.
>>> I don't know how to handle others, but I use this patch for handling the
>>> flickering problem. AFAIK turning a lamp on and off excessively
>>> decreases its lifetime; that might be true for displays, too.
> Ali, thanks for that! This works great and I like the fact that I can
> customise the timeout values. It's too early to say for sure, but it
> also looks like your patch fixed my input issues (though I'm not sure
> how that could be). I've been using it for a few hours now and
> haven't encountered any problems yet.

I just wanted to report that for whatever reason, Ali your patch does
fix the slock unresponsiveness I mentioned in my initial post. Thanks
again for that.
Received on Fri Dec 12 2008 - 19:00:49 UTC

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