[mythtv-users] MythTV review from a long-time TiVo user

Mario L superm1 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 6 06:01:25 UTC 2005

So I tested out this evening with not pressing buttons for a really
long time while watching myth - and xscreensaver does kick in
eventually, but i can just hit a key on my remote to kill it.  It just
happened to coincidently press a button each time before it would
normally kick in, be it volume or commercial skip.

On Fri, 04 Mar 2005 15:09:38 -0500, Ben Giddings
<bg-mythtv at infofiend.com> wrote:
> Donavan Stanley wrote:
> >>>Myth will allow your existing screensaver to kick in as needed,
> >>>provided you have one of course.
> >>
> >>This doesn't appear to be entirely accurate to me. I believe that Myth
> >>only supports DPMS. If you turn on screensavers in KDE or use
> >>xscreensaver, the screensaver will kick in regardless of whether you are
> >>watching a show or not. I tried this again last night just to be sure and
> >>it started up 10 mintutes into our TV show.
> >
> > I've just done a quick instrumentation of the code and verified that
> > the calls are being made to disable/enable the screensaver properly as
> > well as turn off dpms.  Why they're not working for all users, I'm not
> > sure and right now I'm too tired to dig into it.
> Just as a data point, using KDE's screensaver, it doesn't seem to kick
> in when I'm using Myth, but I can't get it to go away using the remote
> (using LIRC native in Myth).  If I hit a keyboard key though, it does
> the right thing.
> Ben
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