[mythtv-users] Screensaver

Phil Tanguay gogades at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 02:04:16 UTC 2007

On 3/11/07, Ross Campbell <ross.campbell at gmail.com> wrote:
> From personal experience, though, I've found that all of the cool
> screensavers in xscreensaver actually take a fair bit of CPU and make
> transcode jobs take much longer. You would do well to  configure
> xscreensaver to only use screen blank or the cpu-friendly
> screensavers.

If you stick to the OpenGL savers (which are the coolest anyway) and you run
a hardware accelerated X server (basically everyone but the Hauppauge
PVR-350 people, as near as I can tell), xscreensaver has near-zero impact on
system performance...  Might as well enjoy the snazziness ! :)
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