[mythtv-users] New Ubuntu Install - couple of nigly problems

Sean Hanna sean.hanna.2733 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 16:30:09 UTC 2007

Just a wanted to chime in and say for me, running the latest SVN version of
Myth, and preforming those commands it did not work.  I entered them in,
checked (iirc by using the -q option) to verify they were disabled, and the
screen still blanked every 15 min. like clockwork.  What I finally had to do
was go into /etc/X11/xorg.conf and scroll down to what I beleive was the
monitor section and look for the line "DPMS".   You will want to change it
to say "DPMS"  "OFF"   and save.  I also added in a few more tidbits at the
end, but they did not help with screen blanking.  This as the only thing
that did it and have yet to have the screen blank.


On 3/20/07, Nemo Inis <nemoinis at telus.net> wrote:
> Hi Bruce,
> You may want to turn the X screensaver off and (maybe) the dpms (energy
> star) off as well.
> (I need dpms off too in my case because my silly A/V receiver  displays
> a bright blue screen on the TV when the video input is blank instead of
> leaving it black. Duh...)
> I've added these lines in my /usr/local/bin/mythtv.h  , just before
> starting mythtv & openbox session:
> #turn screeensaver and dpms (energy star) off
> xset s off
> xset -dpms
> Hope this helps
> On Mar 10, 2007, at 4:37 PM, Bruce Nordstrand wrote:
> > Hi Greg
> >
> > I am actually using OpenBox as per the instructions. Last night I
> > removed gnome-screensaver and gnome-power-manager via apt-get and the
> > machine *still* goes into screensaver mode. I am stumped.....
> >
> > I'll head on over to Ubuntu forums to see if they can help any...
> >
> > Cheers
> > Bruce
> >
> > Greg wrote:
> >> Bruce,
> >> You don't say what desktop you are using,but if it is gnome, you turn
> >> off the screen save by clicking system then preferences,then screen
> >> saver,then uncheck  activate screen saver..
> >> That should do it for you..
> >>    As for your sound problem,i have no clue. There are many helpful
> >> people here,i am sure someone can point you in the right
> >> direction.....
> >> Greg
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