[mythtv-users] Screensaver, I want it!

Phill Edwards philledwards at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 02:48:45 UTC 2007

> Hi all.  I'm happy with my current myth setup but thought I would go one
> step further and while my myth box is idle, I configured my linux install
> to have a screen saver kick in that throws up some nice scenic images so
> that in effect my 42" LCD turns looks just like a wall mounted picture that
> rotates images every now and then. Make sense? That all works fine except
> I'm now presented with two issues.  1, the screen saver kicks in regardless
> if I am watching TV or not. 2, I can't seem to wake the machine from the
> remote once it has initiated.  From my research I have read of others
> talking about a mythtv "function" that disables the screensaver when
> entering live tv.  Unfortuntely that has been as much as I can find about
> it. Can someone advise what this function is and provide a little
> information about it's use? I'm aware of the regular 'xset' methods to
> disable screen saver but am unsure how this would apply through the myth
> menu structure.

I installed xscreensaver and it works just fine. Doesn't kick in while
watching a recording and pressing a remote key turns it off. Have a
look at http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/257733?search_string=Screensaver;#257733

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