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Old 07-01-2007, 11:30 AM   #1
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Question Disable screensaver for RealPlayer


Hi,

I'm watching a ton of lectures for my CompSci class but every 10 minutes my screensaver kicks in and I have to get up and move the mouse. I know I could turn off my screensaver altogether, but is there a way to just disable it for RealPlayer? It feels like there should be a way.....

Thanks a ton, love this forum,
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Old 07-01-2007, 04:04 PM   #2
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what screensaver ?
xscreensaver or KDE etc
 
Old 07-01-2007, 04:29 PM   #3
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You could make up a bash script. This is similar to what I use for vlc:

Code:
#!/bin/bash

xscreensaver-command -exit 2>/dev/null
xset -dpms
/path/to/realplayer
xset dpms 1800 2700 3600
xscreensaver 2>/dev/null &
 
Old 07-01-2007, 11:25 PM   #4
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what screensaver ?
xscreensaver or KDE etc

I have no idea. The one under system>preferences>screensaver in gnome.
 
Old 07-02-2007, 04:47 PM   #5
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xscreensaver has a deactivate command
Code:
xscreensaver-command -deactivate
not sure what gnome uses, I can not see anything useful here http://live.gnome.org/GnomeScreensaver
 
Old 07-02-2007, 05:56 PM   #6
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xscreensaver has a deactivate command
Code:
xscreensaver-command -deactivate
That only works if a screensaver is active. My method turns it off and then restarts it after exiting realplayer.
 
Old 08-22-2007, 04:56 PM   #7
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Cool

Gnome uses the amazing "GDM".
 
  


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