[mythtv-users] screensaver! Argh!

Rich West Rich.West at wesmo.com
Sun Jan 21 00:36:18 UTC 2007

Xamindar wrote:
> 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? 

xscreensaver isn't running, but gnome-screensaver is.  If that is indeed 
the culprit, I'd love to figure out how to automatically prevent it from 
starting up in the first place...


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