screenSaverSuspended needs to move to os/WaitFor.c

Fredrik Höglund fredrik at
Tue Apr 4 14:29:02 PDT 2006

On Tuesday 04 April 2006 05:30, Keith Packard wrote:
> X servers which don't include the screen saver extension will fail to
> link because screenSaverSuspended is not defined. Moving this from the
> extension to WaitFor.c will solve this problem. 

Actually I think the problem here is the link order for the binary, since
the code in WaitFor.c that uses this variable should be #ifdef'ed out
when the screensaver extension is disabled. Basically os needs to be
linked in before Xext.

> Essentially, this variable provides a DIX interface for suspending the
> screen saver and should always be included in the OS library when it is
> used there. The Screen Saver extension just uses this interface, it
> doesn't provide an interface back to the X server.

Indeed, this seems like a much cleaner solution, and also means that
the screensaver extension doesn't have to be a built-in extension.

I guess it makes sense to simply put this variable in the DIX globals
with the other screensaver and DPMS variables.

I'll see about getting those changes into CVS shortly.


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