Hamster happily counts away until stopped manually and never pauses when computer is idle (or even goes into suspend mode!).
I'm pretty sure I had this working fine back in gnome and unity, but I'm currently using xfce.
Does it depend on something gnome-specific?
right now it depends on the gnome-screensaver to send the signals
XFCE uses xscreensaver. I can look into how easy it would be to look for that and use it in case gnome-screensaver is not running.
Are there any chance to xscreensaver under XFCE get support?
Tracking this in #178.