Bruce Alcock bruce.alcock at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 00:26:36 PDT 2007


I've determined it's a combination of mplayer and xscreensaver that causes
the problem. One of the flags I use for mplayer is the -stop-xscreensaver
option. Now this works fine, with the video not being interrupted by
xscreensaver, and after the video the xscreensaver timer starts again and
will launch in its normal period.

The problem lies with the DPMS stuff...after using mplayer
-stop-xscreensaver, although the screensaver comes on, it never blanks or
suspends. I've bound a shortcut in my Fluxbox window manager to
"xscreensaver-command -restart" and if I hit this, when xscreensaver comes
on it does suspend and everything as meant to...

Any ideas? I'm thinking it's possibly a bug with mplayer?

Bruce Alcock

On 10/17/07, Kelvin Woods <kelvin at zednought.net> wrote:
> On Wed, October 17, 2007 08:48, Bruce Alcock wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > My XScreenSaver is configured to come on and then a bit later suspend
> > the
> > monitors...now this works, but only sometimes actually gets around to
> > suspending the monitors. I emailed the author a while ago about it and
> > he
> > suggested I turned on logging...there doesn't seem to be an option in
> > XScreenSaver for logging, so my question is what logging is he talking
> > about
> > and how do I use it? (he thought the mouse was moving ever so slightly
> > every
> > now and then, but this isn't the case since I unplugged my mouse last
> > night
> > and it still didn't suspend)
> >
> > Thanks
> > Bruce Alcock
> Bruce,
> Read the manpage "-verbose" option. Logging is sent to stderr, you
> might need to pipe it to a file.
> This might be a problem with ACPI rather than the XScreenSaver
> software itself.
> --
> Kelvin
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