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I love it and it's wonderful, but when using a media player such as kaffiene, it only disabled the internal KDE screensaver when viewing a movie, and it will not disable xscreensaver, and thus I'd have to disable xscreensaver everytime. I know there are programs that I can have that when I click a button it automatically kills the daemon, but isn't there a much simpler way using Xine's libraries? Help me out here, guys .
I don't normally use Kaffine, but in MPlayer you can go into “Preferences” then “Misc” and then click a radio button that disables Xscreensaver during video playback. I use it, and that's worked for me.
My guess is that it fakes a mouse or keyboard event every 10 minutes to fake activity and prevent the screensaver. Don't quote me on that, though
Mplayer takes a different approach to this problem by disabling DPMS when the player starts. Then there's also an option in xscreesaver somewhere that disables the screensaver when DPMS is disabled as well. These two options work together perfectly.