[mythtv-users] Exit screen saver using remote control

Mario Limonciello mario.mailing at gmail.com
Fri Jun 24 19:18:33 UTC 2005

Kevin Kuphal wrote:

> 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
>> built.
>>     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.
> Kevin
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To launch apps you have to use irexec not irxevent.

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