[mythtv-users] issue with screensaver / DPMS when Integrating HuluDesktop in Myth

Pete Ratzlaff pratzlaff at cfa.harvard.edu
Wed Nov 18 13:59:10 UTC 2009

> I've edited the videomenu.xml and added the following:
>   <button>
>      <text>Hulu Desktop</text>
>      <action>EXEC /usr/bin/huludesktop</action>
>    </button>
> But my screen keeps on going blank after about 7 - 10 mins. I thought
> it was the gnome screensaver but I've told it that idle isn't until 2
> hours. I also chmoded that to 000 so that it couldn't start. I
> researched and it appears it may be DPMS so I've tried a script that
> runs 'xset -dpms' in my .profile and also in the script called from
> .huludesktop to disable the screensaver. Nothing seems to work. I was
> wondering if there's some magic regarding where in the MythTv menu
> xml's I place the 'EXEC /usr/bin/huludesktop' so that Myth would
> handle this like it does for live tv.
> Please help - runaway power mgmt / screensaver !!

What does 'xset q' say about screen saver blanking? You might just need
to 'xset s noblank'.

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