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Old 02-24-2009, 08:15 PM   #1
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Stopping inactivity starting screensaver during movie playback


Hi,

The screensaver initialises when the system has been inactive for a while, e.g. when playing a movie and so not touching the keyboard. System keeps locking, and then requiring password to get back in. The desktop settings for the screensaver are already amended to not start automatically after x minutes, so I thought this would turn this feature off.. but no.

How do I disable this feature, or at least delay it two hours in order to not interrupt a full-screen movie playback?

Thank you,
Pete

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Old 02-25-2009, 11:06 AM   #2
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Hi,

not sure which player you use. mplayer has a setting to stop xscreensaver, this can be found in Prefences - Misc - "Stop XscreenSaver"
 
Old 02-25-2009, 03:20 PM   #3
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Are you running kpowersave? Sometimes that can start the screensaver or turn off the monitor.
 
Old 02-27-2009, 06:35 AM   #4
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Running VLC and the option to disable the screensaver is turned on. Unchecked it and rechecked it, to see if that resets it.

Petey

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not sure which player you use. mplayer has a setting to stop xscreensaver, this can be found in Prefences - Misc - "Stop XscreenSaver"
 
Old 02-27-2009, 06:36 AM   #5
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Kpowersave is not installed directly, but I have a sense that it was included in the OS? Don't know why I think that tho :-)

Okay, digging around further after frustration at interrupting a movie six times last night while lying on the bed watching it...! 'Configure Desktop' > Power Management (Advanced tab) > Edit Profiles. There is a screen management option that offers 'Enable display power mgmt' and that goes to Standby after 4 mins and suspend after 15 mins. I assume this is just the monitor and so I might have found it?

Petey

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Are you running kpowersave? Sometimes that can start the screensaver or turn off the monitor.

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