qdbus /ScreenSaver Lock fails

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Sat Jan 4 06:28:48 GMT 2014

David L posted on Fri, 03 Jan 2014 17:22:48 -0800 as excerpted:

> I just upgraded to 13.10 and a script that used to work for me stopped
> working.

13.10?  You're on a kde list, and kde is only up to 4.12.x.  Where'd the 
13.10 come from (opensuse or kubuntu, maybe?, they use year-based 
versions, which that appears to be), and shouldn't you be posting to that 
list if you're using that version number?

Seriously, a dbus call to org.FreeDesktop.ScreenSaver might happen to 
work on a kde desktop (or not, thus this thread), but it's not 
org.kde... , which should be a hint that perhaps either your distro lists/
forums or the freedesktop.org lists/forums might be more appropriate.  
(I'd try the distro first.)

Tho if you're lucky, someone here will have a more useful answer than 
mine, too.  I'm just trying to point you at hopefully somewhere where 
you'll be more likely to get better answers, faster, since this doesn't 
appear to be directly a kde issue.

(FWIW, I'd /guess/ that your distro tightened up its security around dbus, 
so users can't so easily interfere with each other now, and that's what 
blocked you.  Someone with enough knowledge of the distro and its dbus 
policies should therefore be able to tell you what bit of configuration 
to adjust where, to get that call to work, or help you find some other 
solution that will work as an alternative, one or the other.  But that's 
more likely to be distro side than here, unless someone with that 
knowledge just happens to be on-list here as well.)

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
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