[mythtv-users] Mythbuntu 12.04 and sleep

Joseph Fry joe at thefrys.com
Thu Sep 13 03:52:19 UTC 2012

> > I hate to keep bumping my own thread, but I'm at a loss here.  Doesn't
> > anyone have their machines set to suspend automatically when idle?  I
> have
> > been looking everywhere and I can't figure out any way to prevent it from
> > sleeping while I'm watching video.  I suspect that I'm simply using the
> > wrong seach terms, but I have tried everything I can think of.
> >
> I use mythbuntu 10.04 frontends and they sleep and unsleep perfectly.
> At my parents, I installed a mythbuntu 11.10 frontend and it sleeps
> only when I am not watching a video but it eventually gets into a deep
> sleep where the screen never wakes up requiring me to power-cycle the
> box.  On my ubuntu 12.04 laptop running unity, the screensaver will
> kick in when I am watching videos.
> My approach is to stick to 10.04 for myth frontends since it has been
> the best release for me so far.  If you are stuck with 12.04 though,
> you might want to try the mythbuntu forums that are at
> http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=301
How are your 10.04 and 11.10 machines configured to sleep.  I know that
mythtv will pause the idle timer on Xscreensaver, but xscreensaver can't
make my machine actually go to sleep, just the display.
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