[mythtv-users] Losing S-Video after about 20+ minutes?

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Sun Dec 17 21:59:03 UTC 2006

On Dec 17, 2006, at 1:39 PM, Rich West wrote:

> I just separated my FE and BE in to two different machines.  With the
> new machine (a shuttle) as the front end, everything is working
> beautifully aside from a couple of remote related issues (lircd).
> However, after watching for 20+ minutes (it happened twice, so  
> far), the
> screen goes blank.  The machine is connected only to a TV via S-Video.
> I can connect in to the machine via VNC and see the everything as it
> should be.  If I switch to runlevel 3, then back to 5 again, S-Video
> comes back.
> As an aside, the video card is *exactly* the same card that was in my
> FE/BE system.  I pulled the video card and put it in this FE-only  
> machine.
> Any ideas?  I made sure there is no screensaver running.. I just don't
> know where else to look.
> -Rich

Do you have power management running that would blank the screen  
after it's been idle for 20+ minutes?

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