Thread: Need to invoke my own app while system is idle as in screen saver ?

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    Need to invoke my own app while system is idle as in screen saver ?

    Hey guys,
    I need my application get invoked while my linux is idle, as in invoking screen saver ?.
    What is the logic to figure out the system idle. Any clue much appreciated!!!.


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    Assuming you're trying to do this under an X11-based windowing system, look up how you create a new module for xscreensaver. xscreensaver does all the work of locking the screen, checking passwords, etc and executing your program when appropriate.
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