[mythtv-users] Screensaver over paused video

Scott list-mythtv at bluecamel.eml.cc
Fri Nov 13 01:21:12 UTC 2009

On Nov 12, 2009, at 7:09 PM, Adam Stylinski wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 04:00:01PM -0500, Scott wrote:
>> I'm running a FE Mythbuntu 9.04 with 0.22-fixes SVN 22801 using Nvidia
>> 190 with VDPAU. The Gnome screensaver is configured to come on after 5
>> minutes and this works great only activating when it should. The problem
>> is when video is paused and the screensaver kicks it seems to expose the
>> underlaying video instead of the usual black background.
>> A picture of paused video after the screensaver kicked in is here:
>> http://photos.bluecamel.eml.cc/misc/mythtv-screensaver.jpg
> While this does look cool, I typically turn the screensavers/dpms off for my frontends.

That's my fallback. I initially had it that way which resulted in a black screen. Perfectly acceptable except that my wife rightly noted that it seemed like the system had turned off with a black screen up there on the TV. The idea of using a screensaver with motion was to give an indication that the system was still on.
Scott <catfather at donpoo.net>
AIM: BlueCame1

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