[mythtv-users] Mythbuntu 12.04 and sleep
joe at thefrys.com
Thu Sep 13 04:56:30 UTC 2012
> On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 1:52 PM, Joseph Fry <joe at thefrys.com> wrote:
> >> 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.
> > Oops. I assumed you meant blanking the display! Sorry for the
> You have checked out the wiki article right?
Many times. However it doesn't cover sleeping automatically when the
system is idle. My family is notorious for pausing a show and walking away
for hours. I want the system to wait 5 minutes, display my screensaver for
15 minutes, then go to sleep. I can get the screensaver working no
problem. I can manually suspend, both from a menu option and from a button
on my remote. And I can wake from remote. But I cannot get the system to
suspend when left idle.
I can get the system to suspend automatically, but it does it even when I
am watching something because mythtv does not deactivate the
xfce4-power-manager when watching something.
The only thing I can think of is creating some sort of cron script that
checks the xscreensaver status every few minutes and when it has been
active for a certain amount of time it kicks off a dbus command to suspend
I found a pretty good script here I may be able to adapt:
it seems like suspending on idle should be far simpler to implement than
this. Surely I'm not the only person doing this.
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