[mythtv-users] long delays responding to keystrokes and ir events

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Jan 6 17:39:49 UTC 2009

On 01/06/2009 12:32 PM, jarpublic wrote:
>> Are you (both those with the issue and those for whom the issue has
>> cleared up) running gnome-screensaver?
>> With r19222, we only run gnome-screensaver-command once every 30 seconds
>> at most and only if gnome-screensaver is running (with prior versions,
>> we attempted to run it on every remote keypress--whether
>> gnome-screensaver was running or not) and it seems that either the
>> buildup of system calls or gnome-screensaver-command itself caused the
>> issue.  So--if it's just gnome-screensaver-command causing the
>> problem--you could still get the delay once every 30 seconds or so, but
>> only if you're running gnome-screensaver.
> I am running in xfce so I was going to answer no, but I checked with pgrep
> and I am running gnome-screensaver. What does it do anyway? Is it what does
> the screen blanking when when the machine is idle? If so I can just stop
> using it.

Yep, and may (or may not) draw pretty pictures when it's idle.

>>> Check mythbackend --version and in the Status menu of mythfrontend to
>>> ensure you are actually using the latest build.
>> Good advice.  It is >19222, right?
> The backend and frontend both report build 19538. There is a possibility
> that the frontend hadn't been restarted after I updated last night though. I
> may have still been using the old frontend. I will have to double check that
> tonight to confirm that I am still having issues with the newer build.

Sounds good.  I'd try restarting (both frontend(s) and backend(s)), and 
see if it still happens.  If so, go ahead and try disabling 
gnome-screensaver and if that fixes it, please let us know.


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