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Old 07-21-2007, 03:27 PM   #1
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Full screen movie in Totem no longer disables screensaver automatically


On a fresh install of Gentoo and creating the first user, whenever I watched a movie in fullscreen mode, I didn't have to worry about the screensaver kicking in. However I created another user, but whenever the other user watches a movie, they have to disable the screensaver through xscreensaver. How was Totem able to disable it automatically before? I'm not sure, but I might have changed the backend from gstreamer to xinelib (or maybe the other way around). I've looked online and couldn't find a solution. And I asked the people on Gentoo's forums and they told me to just use a different player.
 
Old 07-21-2007, 05:37 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Berticus
On a fresh install of Gentoo and creating the first user, whenever I watched a movie in fullscreen mode, I didn't have to worry about the screensaver kicking in. However I created another user, but whenever the other user watches a movie, they have to disable the screensaver through xscreensaver. How was Totem able to disable it automatically before? I'm not sure, but I might have changed the backend from gstreamer to xinelib (or maybe the other way around). I've looked online and couldn't find a solution. And I asked the people on Gentoo's forums and they told me to just use a different player.
Have you checked the settings in Totem to see if it's an option that you can enable? or perhaps check the Totem config file to see if you can manually add that setting?
 
Old 07-25-2007, 10:17 AM   #3
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Oh man, I just realized I made this post and completely forgot to check it. I have perused through Totem's preference settings and couldn't find a way to enable it. I haven't checked the configuration files yet though. I'll try that tomorrow when I have more time. Thanks for the advice.
 
Old 07-25-2007, 09:54 PM   #4
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Nope, nothing in there to indicate that there's a way to disable the screensaver by going into fullscreen mode:
Code:
#
# xine config file
#
.version:2

# Entries which are still set to their default values are commented out.
# Remove the '#' at the beginning of the line, if you want to change them.

# palette (foreground-border-background) to use for subtitles and OSD
# { white-black-transparent  white-none-transparent  white-none-translucid  yellow-black-transparent }, default: 0
#ui.osd.text_palette:white-black-transparent

# notify changes to the hardware mixer
# bool, default: 1
#audio.alsa_hw_mixer:1

# audio driver to use
# string, default: auto
#audio.driver:auto

# use A/52 dynamic range compression
# bool, default: 0
#audio.a52.dynamic_range:0

# downmix audio to 2 channel surround stereo
# bool, default: 0
#audio.a52.surround_downmix:0

# A/52 volume
# [0..200], default: 100
#audio.a52.level:100

# device used for mono output
# string, default: default
#audio.device.alsa_default_device:default

# device used for stereo output
# string, default: plug:front:default
audio.device.alsa_front_device:default

# alsa mixer device
# string, default: PCM
#audio.device.alsa_mixer_name:PCM

# sound card can do mmap
# bool, default: 0
#audio.device.alsa_mmap_enable:0

# device used for 5.1-channel output
# string, default: iec958:AES0=0x6,AES1=0x82,AES2=0x0,AES3=0x2
#audio.device.alsa_passthrough_device:iec958:AES0=0x6,AES1=0x82,AES2=0x0,AES3=0x2

# device used for 4-channel output
# string, default: plug:surround40:0
#audio.device.alsa_surround40_device:plug:surround40:0

# device used for 5.1-channel output
# string, default: plug:surround51:0
#audio.device.alsa_surround51_device:plug:surround51:0

# speaker arrangement
# { Mono 1.0  Stereo 2.0  Headphones 2.0  Stereo 2.1  Surround 3.0  Surround 4.0  Surround 4.1  Surround 5.0  Surround 5.1  Surround 6.0  Surround 6.1  Surround 7.1  Pass Through }, default: 1
#audio.output.speaker_arrangement:Stereo 2.0

# offset for digital passthrough
# numeric, default: 0
#audio.synchronization.passthrough_offset:0

# play audio even on slow/fast speeds
# bool, default: 0
#audio.synchronization.slow_fast_audio:0

# method to sync audio and video
# { metronom feedback  resample }, default: 0
#audio.synchronization.av_sync_method:metronom feedback

# always resample to this rate (0 to disable)
# numeric, default: 0
#audio.synchronization.force_rate:0

# enable resampling
# { auto  off  on }, default: 0
#audio.synchronization.resample_mode:auto

# startup audio volume
# [0..100], default: 50
#audio.volume.mixer_volume:50

# restore volume level at startup
# bool, default: 0
#audio.volume.remember_volume:0

# video driver to use
# string, default: auto
#video.driver:auto

# pitch alignment workaround
# bool, default: 0
#video.device.xv_pitch_alignment:0

# disable exact alpha blending of overlays
# bool, default: 0
#video.output.disable_exact_alphablend:0

# disable all video scaling
# bool, default: 0
#video.output.disable_scaling:0

# horizontal image position in the output window
# [0..100], default: 50
#video.output.horizontal_position:50

# vertical image position in the output window
# [0..100], default: 50
#video.output.vertical_position:50

# deinterlace method (deprecated)
# { none  bob  weave  greedy  onefield  onefield_xv  linearblend }, default: 4
#video.output.xv_deinterlace_method:onefield

# MPEG-4 postprocessing quality
# [0..6], default: 3
#video.processing.ffmpeg_pp_quality:3

# device used for CD audio
# string, default: /dev/cdrom
media.audio_cd.device:/media/SEVEN_SAMURAI_DISC2

# slow down disc drive to this speed factor
# numeric, default: 4
#media.audio_cd.drive_slowdown:4

# numeric, default: 1
media.audio_cd.use_cddb:0

# CDDB cache directory
# string, default: /home/albert/.xine/cddbcache
#media.audio_cd.cddb_cachedir:/home/albert/.xine/cddbcache

# CDDB server port
# numeric, default: 8880
#media.audio_cd.cddb_port:8880

# CDDB server name
# string, default: freedb.freedb.org
#media.audio_cd.cddb_server:freedb.freedb.org

# directory for saving streams
# string, default: 
#media.capture.save_dir:

# Number of dvb card to use.
# numeric, default: 0
#media.dvb.adapter:0

# Remember last DVB channel watched
# bool, default: 1
#media.dvb.remember_channel:1

# Last DVB channel viewed
# numeric, default: -1
#media.dvb.last_channel:-1

# default language for DVD playback
# string, default: en
#media.dvd.language:en

# region the DVD player claims to be in (1 to 8)
# numeric, default: 1
#media.dvd.region:1

# device used for DVD playback
# string, default: /dev/dvd
media.dvd.device:/media/SEVEN_SAMURAI_DISC2

# raw device set up for DVD access
# string, default: /dev/rdvd
#media.dvd.raw_device:/dev/rdvd

# read-ahead caching
# bool, default: 1
#media.dvd.readahead:1

# CSS decryption method
# { key  disc  title }, default: 0
#media.dvd.css_decryption_method:key

# play mode when title/chapter is given
# { entire dvd  one chapter }, default: 0
#media.dvd.play_single_chapter:entire dvd

# unit for seeking
# { seek in program chain  seek in program }, default: 0
#media.dvd.seek_behaviour:seek in program chain

# unit for the skip action
# { skip program  skip part  skip title }, default: 0
#media.dvd.skip_behaviour:skip program

# path to the title key cache
# string, default: /home/albert/.dvdcss/
#media.dvd.css_cache_path:/home/albert/.dvdcss/

# file browsing start location
# string, default: /home/albert
#media.files.origin_path:/home/albert

# list hidden files
# bool, default: 0
#media.files.show_hidden_files:0

# network bandwidth
# { 14.4 Kbps (Modem)  19.2 Kbps (Modem)  28.8 Kbps (Modem)  33.6 Kbps (Modem)  34.4 Kbps (Modem)  57.6 Kbps (Modem)  115.2 Kbps (ISDN)  262.2 Kbps (Cable/DSL)  393.2 Kbps (Cable/DSL)  524.3 Kbps (Cable/DSL)  1.5 Mbps (T1)  10.5 Mbps (LAN) }, default: 10
#media.network.bandwidth:1.5 Mbps (T1)

# Timeout for network stream reading (in seconds)
# numeric, default: 30
#media.network.timeout:30

# Domains for which to ignore the HTTP proxy
# string, default: 
#media.network.http_no_proxy:

# 
# string, default: 
#media.network.http_proxy_host:

# HTTP proxy password
# string, default: 
#media.network.http_proxy_password:

# HTTP proxy port
# numeric, default: 80
#media.network.http_proxy_port:80

# HTTP proxy username
# string, default: 
#media.network.http_proxy_user:

# MMS protocol
# { auto  TCP  HTTP }, default: 0
#media.network.mms_protocol:auto

# automatically advance VCD track/entry
# bool, default: 1
#media.vcd.autoadvance:1

# VCD default type to use on autoplay
# { MPEG track  entry  segment  playback-control item }, default: 3
#media.vcd.autoplay:playback-control item

# device used for VCD playback
# string, default: /dev/cdrom
media.vcd.device:/media/SEVEN_SAMURAI_DISC2

# VCD position slider range
# { auto  track  entry }, default: 0
#media.vcd.length_reporting:auto

# show 'rejected' VCD LIDs
# bool, default: 0
#media.vcd.show_rejected:0

# VCD format string for stream comment field
# string, default: %P - Track %T
#media.vcd.comment_format:%P - Track %T

# VCD debug flag mask
# numeric, default: 0
#media.vcd.debug:0

# VCD format string for display banner
# string, default: %F - %I %N%L%S, disk %c of %C - %v %A
#media.vcd.title_format:%F - %I %N%L%S, disk %c of %C - %v %A

# v4l radio device
# string, default: /dev/v4l/radio0
#media.video4linux.radio_device:/dev/v4l/radio0

# v4l video device
# string, default: /dev/v4l/video0
#media.video4linux.video_device:/dev/v4l/video0

# device used for WinTV-PVR 250/350 (pvr plugin)
# string, default: /dev/video0
#media.wintv_pvr.device:/dev/video0

# path to RealPlayer codecs
# string, default: 
#decoder.external.real_codecs_path:

# subtitle size
# { tiny  small  normal  large  very large  huge }, default: 1
#subtitles.separate.subtitle_size:small

# subtitle vertical offset
# numeric, default: 0
#subtitles.separate.vertical_offset:0

# font for subtitles
# string, default: sans
#subtitles.separate.font:sans

# font for subtitles
# string, default: 
#subtitles.separate.font_freetype:

# whether to use a freetype font
# bool, default: 0
#subtitles.separate.font_use_freetype:0

# encoding of the subtitles
# string, default: iso-8859-1
subtitles.separate.src_encoding:utf-8

# use unscaled OSD if possible
# bool, default: 1
#subtitles.separate.use_unscaled_osd:1

# frames per second to generate
# numeric, default: 14
effects.goom.fps:15

# goom image height
# numeric, default: 240
#effects.goom.height:240

# goom image width
# numeric, default: 320
effects.goom.width:300

# colorspace conversion method
# { Fast but not photorealistic  Slow but looks better }, default: 0
#effects.goom.csc_method:Fast but not photorealistic

# number of audio buffers
# numeric, default: 230
#engine.buffers.audio_num_buffers:230

# numeric, default: 500
#engine.buffers.video_num_buffers:500

# default number of video frames
# numeric, default: 15
#engine.buffers.video_num_frames:15

# priority for a/52 decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.a/52:0

# priority for bitplane decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.bitplane:0

# priority for dvaudio decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.dvaudio:0

# priority for faad decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.faad:0

# priority for ffmpeg-wmv8 decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.ffmpeg-wmv8:0

# priority for ffmpeg-wmv9 decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.ffmpeg-wmv9:0

# priority for ffmpegaudio decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.ffmpegaudio:0

# priority for ffmpegvideo decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.ffmpegvideo:0

# priority for flacdec decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.flacdec:0

# priority for gdkpixbuf decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.gdkpixbuf:0

# priority for gsm610 decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.gsm610:0

# priority for image decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.image:0

# priority for mad decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.mad:0

# priority for mpc decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.mpc:0

# priority for mpeg2 decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.mpeg2:0

# priority for nsf decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.nsf:0

# priority for pcm decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.pcm:0

# priority for real decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.real:0

# priority for realadec decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.realadec:0

# priority for rgb decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.rgb:0

# priority for speex decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.speex:0

# priority for spucc decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.spucc:0

# priority for spucmml decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.spucmml:0

# priority for spudec decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.spudec:0

# priority for spudvb decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.spudvb:0

# priority for sputext decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.sputext:0

# priority for theora decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.theora:0

# priority for vorbis decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.vorbis:0

# priority for yuv decoder
# numeric, default: 0
#engine.decoder_priorities.yuv:0

# media format detection strategy
# { default  reverse  content  extension }, default: 0
#engine.demux.strategy:default

# memcopy method used by xine
# { probe  libc  kernel  mmx  mmxext  sse }, default: 0
engine.performance.memcpy_method:mmxext

# percentage of discarded frames to tolerate
# numeric, default: 10
#engine.performance.warn_discarded_threshold:10

# percentage of skipped frames to tolerate
# numeric, default: 10
#engine.performance.warn_skipped_threshold:10

# allow implicit changes to the configuration (e.g. by MRL)
# bool, default: 0
#misc.implicit_config:0
 
Old 07-25-2007, 10:36 PM   #5
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After a lot of searching I came across this:

None of these players disable xscreensaver out of the box. I think mplayer has an option, and xine probably does. But not Totem, as far as I know. So I resort to ~/.bash_profile hackery:

totem() {
xscreensaver-command -exit
$(which totem)
xscreensaver -no-splash &
}

Perhaps you can cut and paste the section above to your home/.bash_profile file and it may work.
 
Old 08-02-2007, 03:40 PM   #6
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Hmm... That's weird, because I definitely had Totem disable the screensaver once I compiled it. Then I created a new user and it couldn't do it anymore... I'll definitely give that script a try.
 
  


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