[mythtv-users] Myth Blanking screen when inactive
mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Sun May 6 21:56:20 UTC 2007
Torsten Martinsen wrote:
> Lan Barnes wrote:
>> If I walk away from an inactive Myth box (MythDora 3.2), the next time I
>> turn it on, the TV's screen is black until I hit a key. It never goes
>> blank when it's outputing.
>> I have disabled screen savers everywhere in settings and preferences. It
>> still blanks.
> Try http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-22.html (the section named
> "Screen goes blank but returns when mouse is moved or keyboard is used").
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I also had problems as described above. Whatever I did, the screen would
blank after about 15 minutes. Finally, after looking at xset options, I did:
xset dpms force off
just once, from the command line, before starting mythfrontend. It
immediately blanked the screen, couple of seconds, the screen came back.
From that time to this, I have had no problem with the screen blanking
during myth playback (including live). Only did it that one time, dunno
what it did, fixed it for all users as well. I assume that some config
setting was changed, haven't found out what. Of course, YMMV.
[Video card, this front end: ATI Radeon X300, if that makes any difference.]
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