Bug 97001 - xdg-screensaver reset silently fails on gnome
Summary: xdg-screensaver reset silently fails on gnome
Alias: None
Product: Portland
Classification: Unclassified
Component: xdg-utils (show other bugs)
Version: 1.1.0 rc3
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Portland Bugs
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Reported: 2016-07-20 03:32 UTC by Jason Papakostas
Modified: 2019-02-16 13:37 UTC (History)
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Description Jason Papakostas 2016-07-20 03:32:25 UTC
`xdg-screensaver reset` does nothing on gnome but fails silently, returning exit code 0


If you add --print-reply you can at least get a non-zero exit status and this message:
Error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod: No such method 'SimulateUserActivity'

I believe this is the where gnome rejects the call:

I don't know if there's a replacement API, I couldn't find one.

I'm using Arch Linux,
extra/gnome-shell 3.20.3-1 (gnome) [installed]
extra/xdg-utils 1.1.1-3 [installed]

Though the version reported by xdg-screensaver is different:

❯ xdg-screensaver --version
xdg-screensaver 1.1.0 rc3
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