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#1 2011-01-02 14:15:43

benko
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Screensaver starts while watching a movie

I have a problem with screensaver. While i'm watching a movie in vlc (fullscreen ofc), screensaver starts : /

Does someone know how to solve this?

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#2 2011-01-02 14:20:49

tobiasquinn
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Re: Screensaver starts while watching a movie

Which desktop environment are you using?

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#3 2011-01-02 14:22:13

benko
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Re: Screensaver starts while watching a movie

ups... KDE big_smile

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#4 2011-01-02 14:51:17

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Re: Screensaver starts while watching a movie

I dunno about KDE's screensaver, but with gnome-screensaver and xscreensaver and mplayer, simply add a line in ~/.mplayer/config to disable the screensaver.  Elegant solution.

You'll have to google for KDE/VLC.

See my dotfiles for an example.

EDIT: try caffeine - works for apps that don't have this functionality.

Last edited by graysky (2011-01-02 14:53:35)


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#5 2011-01-02 14:55:10

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Re: Screensaver starts while watching a movie

Hi, I'm not using KDE but the same thing happens with Gnome - I think the issue is that the implementation of xdg-screensaver is not correct in either Gnome or KDE at the moment and this is the method that vlc uses to inhibit the screensaver. See:

http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=84488

If you use the command in a terminal 'xdg-screensaver status' while vlc is not playing a video and then when it is playing the outputs are probably different in KDE as they are in Gnome?

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#6 2011-01-02 14:57:32

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Re: Screensaver starts while watching a movie

Install xorg-xset package and select "Video -> Disable screensaver" in vlc's advanced preferences.

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#7 2011-01-02 15:50:57

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Re: Screensaver starts while watching a movie

For KDE you could also adjust power management (I've got video and music profiles for my laptop) or the screensaver itself.


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#8 2011-01-02 15:51:19

benko
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Re: Screensaver starts while watching a movie

2 tobiasquinn - in both cases output is "disabled" : /

birdflesh wrote:

Install xorg-xset package and select "Video -> Disable screensaver" in vlc's advanced preferences.

it's already disabled.

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#9 2011-01-02 15:53:17

tobiasquinn
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Re: Screensaver starts while watching a movie

Are you using vlc - 1.1.5?

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#10 2011-01-02 15:56:04

benko
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Re: Screensaver starts while watching a movie

yep..

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#11 2011-01-02 16:01:49

benko
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Re: Screensaver starts while watching a movie

toad wrote:

For KDE you could also adjust power management (I've got video and music profiles for my laptop) or the screensaver itself.

i don't see there any options related to screensaver, am i wrong?

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#12 2011-01-02 16:02:13

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Re: Screensaver starts while watching a movie

This happens to me too sometimes, but not every time. I haven't been able to recognize a pattern because it doesn't happen that often.

I'm using vlc in openbox and have gnome-screensaver running.

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#13 2011-01-02 17:42:13

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Re: Screensaver starts while watching a movie

benko wrote:

it's already disabled.

Is the xorg-xset package installed though?

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#14 2011-01-02 17:58:24

benko
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Re: Screensaver starts while watching a movie

yep, it's installed.

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#15 2011-01-02 18:23:05

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Re: Screensaver starts while watching a movie

graysky wrote:

EDIT: try caffeine - works for apps that don't have this functionality.


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#16 2011-01-02 18:51:33

benko
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Re: Screensaver starts while watching a movie

but vlc has that functionality : /

Last edited by benko (2011-01-02 18:52:01)

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#17 2011-01-02 18:57:08

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Re: Screensaver starts while watching a movie

benko wrote:

but vlc has that functionality : /

Right, you indicated that it was enabled and not working, this is plan B.


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#18 2011-01-02 18:59:29

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Re: Screensaver starts while watching a movie

Is it a screensaver or is the screen turning off? Whenever I want to turn off the Display Power Management Service (?) I just run:

$ xset -dpms

To turn it back on:

$ xset +dpms

If it's a screensaver issue then you should be able to turn it off in some preferences somewhere but if the problem is X turning off the display then this should stop it.

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#19 2011-01-02 19:06:49

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Re: Screensaver starts while watching a movie

xset s off

should turn off the screensaver

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#20 2011-01-02 19:28:41

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Re: Screensaver starts while watching a movie

Are all the boxes unchecked in

System Settings ---> Display and Monitor ---> Screensaver

Rauchen verboten

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#21 2011-01-02 19:29:59

benko
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Re: Screensaver starts while watching a movie

screensaver is turning on... i suppose that is vlc related issue cause in dragon player i don't have that problem...

btw just to be clear... screensaver is enabled by me, but i don't won't screensaver starts while i'm watching a movie.

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#22 2011-01-02 19:34:30

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Re: Screensaver starts while watching a movie

@benko - did caffeine work for you?


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#23 2011-01-02 19:43:57

benko
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Re: Screensaver starts while watching a movie

i didn't try... don't like bypasses tongue

Last edited by benko (2011-01-02 19:54:28)

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#24 2011-01-02 19:59:07

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Re: Screensaver starts while watching a movie

Well, you can try using mplayer w/ my config which should work or you can figure out why vlc isn't working or you can remove the kde screensaver and try another or... I dunno.  I offered up a solution that you're unwilling to try.  You can lead a horse to water...


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#25 2011-01-02 20:36:44

benko
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Re: Screensaver starts while watching a movie

thnx for advice but as I already said, it's vlc related issue and yours config files can't help me. I tried.
I would rather turn screensaver off than install some program to "solve" my problem. But thnx anyway.

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