[mythtv-users] Exit screen saver using remote control

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Fri Jun 24 18:52:47 UTC 2005

Obie Fayth wrote:

>I'm sure this must have come up before, but I couldn't find anything
>in the archives...
>     If I leave my frontend paused or on a menu for a while eventually
>the screen saver comes on.  This is great, but unfortunately I can't
>exit the screen saver using my remote; I have to use the IR keyboard.
>I'm using a learning remote with lirc and a serial IR receiver I
>     I know I could program an unused key on the remote to send a
>signal to the IR keyboard's receiver, but ideally I'd like to make it
>so that any keypress on the remote wakes the system up. I had bad luck
>getting the remote to learn all of the keyboard signals which is why I
>went with the serial IR receiver. Has anyone come up with a solution
>to this problem?
Why not use irxevent to run a script that kills the xscreensaver process 
and restarts it?  It might seem over kill, but it should work to kill 
the screensaver.


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