Bug#792538: vlc: When playing a video, screen gets black for a fraction of second every 30 seconds

Vincent Lefevre vincent at vinc17.net
Sun Jul 19 14:11:38 UTC 2015

On 2015-07-19 13:51:31 +0200, Sebastian Ramacher wrote:
> If you have a screensaver that supports any of the
> org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver,
> org.freedesktop.PowerManagement.Inhibit, org.mate.SessionManager or
> org.gnome.SessionManager D-Bus interfaces, this should not happen.
> In that case Inhibit respectivelly Uninhibit are called.

I'm wasting my time trying to find a screensaver with minimal
dependencies and that works with vlc (at least xscreensaver
doesn't work).

> For the xdg-screensaver fallback, this discussion is best taken upstream.

I've posted a message here:


I've also reported a bug concerning the screen blinking problem with
"xset dpms force on" (though executing this periodically just to avoid
DPMS screen blanking is a hack):


(Unfortunately, bugs in nouveau can remain for years.)

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