[mythtv-users] screensaver! Argh!

Xamindar junkxamindar at gmail.com
Sat Jan 20 23:16:44 UTC 2007

Rich West wrote:
> I know I am doing something inconsistently wrong here, but I cannot seem 
> to figure out what it is. :(
> I've got FC5 x86 on all of my FE boxes, and, in gnome, I have used the 
> GUI to change the screensaver preferences such that "Activate 
> screensaver when session is idle" is not checked.  Also, when my 
> "mythwrapper.sh" script fires up, it should disable the screensaver as well:
> #!/bin/sh
> # Load nVidia driver custom settings
> /usr/bin/nvidia-settings --load-config-only&
> sleep 2
> # Disable Dynamic Power Management (screen blanking)
> /usr/bin/xset -dpms
> # Disable screen saver
> /usr/bin/xset s off
> # Start up the front end
> /usr/bin/mythfrontend
> However, if we're watching something, the screensaver kicks in.  It's a 
> typical generic "X" screensaver, with an off-blue background and a black 
> "X".  Every time this happens, I haven't been able to see what might be 
> causing it (gnome-screensaver *is* still running).
> Any ideas what I might be missing here?
> -Rich
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Did you make sure "xscreensaver" is not running? 

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