[mythtv] Request - disable screensaver

Cliff Draper Cliff.Draper at Sun.COM
Fri Oct 17 13:17:43 EDT 2003

From: "Joseph A. Caputo" <jcaputo1 at comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 14:41:14 +0000
> I'm not sure it's as simple as that... while it will enable the screensaver, I 
> think there might still be a problem.  In my experience before I disabled the 
> screensaver, if the screensaver kicked in while I was watching something, 
> taking actions with my LIRC remote didn't clear the screensaver; I needed to 
> plug in a real keyboard or mouse to get it to clear.  I think this is because 
> the LIRC device is not recognized as an X input device; it merely runs 
> through a client program that fires off X-events.  So, yes, you could turn on 
> the screensaver when in 'menu' mode, but if your only input is a remote 
> control you won't be able to clear the screensaver.

Yes, I think you're right here.  Well, I see 2 ways to save the `xset s on`
idea: figure out how to make LIRC better emulate a keyboard, or call
`xset s reset` for every keypress that myth gets.  I think the latter
would work, but the former would be more elegant.

> The real solution is to build screensaver calls directly into Myth.  Shouldn't 
> be that hard.

What do you mean by direct screensaver calls?

Cliff Draper    Sun Microsystems, Forte Tools
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