Bug#498895: mplayer: Does not inhibit gnome screensaver
mennucc1 at debian.org
Sat Sep 19 18:55:56 UTC 2009
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
tag 498895 +unreproducible
Sam Morris ha scritto:
> Mplayer does not prevent the GNOME screen saver from activating while a
> movie is playing. Consequently, mplayer is not very useful for watching
> movies longer than a few minutes.
I did some tests today, in a uptodate Debian/sid install , and it works,
exactly as it did work (for me) in March 2007, when I added the patch.
# mplayer -stop-xscreensaver myvideo.avi
does inhibit the gnome screensaver *as long as* the cursor is inside the
MPlayer window. It also works fine in fullscreen mode
If I omit -stop-xscreensaver , then the screensaver starts in due time.
If you add '-msglevel vo=9' it will print
"Warping cursor to disable gnome-screensaver."
whenever XWarpPointer is called. But remember that the call is
ineffective when the cursor is outside the MPlayer window ...
of course, it would be a VERY bad idea to move around
the cursor when it is in another window
(e.g. the user may end up clicking the wrong button).
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
More information about the pkg-multimedia-maintainers