[PyKDE] idle time detection
shlomme at gmx.net
Thu Nov 9 21:20:39 GMT 2006
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Andreas Pakulat schrieb:
> On 09.11.06 21:50:51, Torsten Marek wrote:
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>> Matt Newell schrieb:
>>> On Thursday 09 November 2006 11:48, Andreas Pakulat wrote:
>>>> On 09.11.06 19:51:11, Sebastian Kügler wrote:
>>>>> Can anyone think of some clean way for a PyKDE application to detect idle
>>>>> For the Kubuntu powermanager applet, we're currently missing that
>>>>> feature. The usecase would be kicking in a suspend / hibernate / dimming
>>>>> display after N seconds of no mouse or keyboard activity.
>>>> You have to hook into X11 then, I think.
>>> You need to use the XScreenSaver extension. Attached is a c++ class used by
>>> older psi that i use in one of my projects. I'm not sure but you can
>>> probably achieve the same thing with pure python.
>> just a heads up, you might want to look at ctypes if you do stuff like that, no
>> need to write a C extension yourself. Remember, ctypes is stdlib in 2.5.
> Well, I can see a X11 interface module here on my Debian machine:
> python-xlib, so I guess the same is true for kubuntu. Which means
> Sebastian could rewrite this small class in plain Python.
yes, I'm aware of python-xlib. Apart from that, ctypes is as plain as calling C
functions directly from Python gets, and (which was my main point) is in the stdlib.
Torsten Marek <shlomme at gmx.net>
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