[mythtv] adding gnome-power-manager/HAL support to mythtv

Petr Stehlik pstehlik at sophics.cz
Mon Jun 11 07:43:41 UTC 2007

Ma Begaj wrote:
> The problem, is that gnome-power-manager suspends computer (to ram or
> to disk) after some time, because it does no recognize that I am
> watching TV or a movie with MythTv.

> Gnome-Power-Manager offers a possibility to other applications to stop
> suspending when a specific application is running. That means, that
> mythtv could stop gnome-power-manager from suspending when it is being
> used at the moment for commflagging, tv/videos watching, music etc.
> Here is a link which explains how can that be done:
> http://live.gnome.org/GnomePowerManager/FAQ#head-1cf52551bcec3107d7bae8c332fd292ec2261760
> What do you think about this?

I'd add gnome-screen-saver support to mythfrontend which would in turn 
stopped g-p-m from suspending. That would be only few lines change and 
would be much better, IMHO. I'll create a simple patch for you to try out.


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