xscreensaver and xfce4 on Lenny

It seems that the default installation of xfce4 on Debian Lenny does not start the xscreensaver daemon by default. After looking here and there (mostly in Ubuntu forums) and reading the X startup scripts, I resolved the problem by simply creating $HOME/.xsession as follows:

(sleep 5; /usr/bin/xscreensaver -no-splash) &
/usr/bin/xscreensaver-command -exit

PS: I use xdm

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