qdbus /ScreenSaver Lock fails
rdieter at math.unl.edu
Sat Jan 4 04:01:07 GMT 2014
David L wrote:
> I just upgraded to 13.10 and a script that used to work for me stopped
> working. Specifically, I had a script that I ran from a cron job that
> locked the screen. The script looks like this:
> export DISPLAY=:0.0
> export PATH=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt4/bin:$PATH
> qdbus org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver /ScreenSaver Lock
> The same thing happened after upgrading from Mint 15 to Mint 16.
> Now I get this error when I use this previously working script from ssh or
> a cron job:
> Service 'org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver' does not exist.
> It still works from a local KDE session.
> How do I get the old behavior back? I used it to limit my kids screen
It shouldn't have ever worked if run from outside the kde session. (ie,
only processes inside the session have access to the session bus).
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