[mythtv] screensaver patch

Cliff Draper Cliff.Draper at Sun.COM
Tue Feb 24 21:07:48 EST 2004

From: Xavier Hervy <maxpower44 at tiscali.fr>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 12:03:17 +0100
> Cliff Draper wrote:
> > I'm attaching the patch for automatic disabling of screensavers
> > (standard X blanking, DPMS, and xscreensaver).  It adds the following
> > functions to util.cpp:
> >   void ScreenSaverOff();
> >   void ScreenSaverRestore();
> >   void ResetScreenSaver();
> > 
> > which are called at the right locations when the video player makes a
> > state transition, when pause is engaged or disengaged, and when
> > myth_system is called.
> > 
> > Since xscreensaver requires a constant deactivate message, I decided
> > to write that using a small perl script, rather than add another
> > thread to mythfrontend.
> This patch seems to be interessant.
> Any chance to have this without a perl script ?
> I supposed it's why it was never applied ?

I used the perl script approach to avoid adding another thread that
just sat there waiting for X amount of time, and then exec'ed
`xscreensaver-command -deactivate`, repeat again.  But perhaps it's
worth it, if it means that the patch will be accepted.

Cliff Draper    Sun Microsystems, Forte Tools
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