[mythtv-users] Screensaver when displaying menus only?

David Schmidt david.schmidt.in.dallas at gmail.com
Tue Feb 27 17:59:19 UTC 2007

It's already there.  Just setup xscreensaver as normal, then Myth will
deactivate it when playing video and re-enable when you hit a menu.

Only caveat is, last I checked, it doesn't disable it while doing
music with fullscreen visualization, so it will kick in when listening
to a long playlist/song....

On 2/27/07, Rich West <Rich.West at wesmo.com> wrote:
> So.. first, I tackled the issue with some random screensaver coming up
> on my myth systems about 4 weeks ago.
> Now, my wife points out to me that it would be nice to have a
> screensaver for the menu system only.  After thinking about it for a
> moment, I realized that she was right.. that there should be a screen
> saver in place when the system is on the menu system only.
> For example, last night my wife and kids watched 90% of a show, then
> left the TV while it was still playing to put them all to bed (hence, I
> got involved).  When we came down after that seemingly endless
> adventure, we arrived to see that the TV was left on and it was sitting
> at the menu system doing absolutely nothing.
> Now, I have done my best to train them (it is an on-going process,
> indeed) to turn off the TV when they are not watching it (with the only
> added step being that they HAVE to exit watching LiveTV if they are
> watching it), but, I've come to realize, that this is going to happen
> from time to time.
> So.. is there a way to enable, say DPMS or something simple, when in the
> menu system, but to deactivate it when watching LiveTV, Recordings,
> Videos, slideshows, music, etc?
> -Rich
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