VLC doesn't suspend the screensaver

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VLC doesn't suspend the screensaver

Post by msdobrescu » Mon Jul 29, 2013 19:48


I've tried several media players, I've chosen smplayer and vlc.
Under Windows, they suspend the screen savers, but under Sabayon they don't, even thouh the settings are done in both.
What's the solution?


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Re: VLC doesn't suspend the screensaver

Post by bobwad » Wed Jul 31, 2013 18:44

Open VLC.
Go to Tools/Preferences.
Select All (at bottom left).
Select Advanced (at top left).
Ensure that "Inhibit the power management daemon during playback" is selected.
That should do the trick.

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Re: VLC doesn't suspend the screensaver

Post by cmost » Sat Aug 03, 2013 16:19

Looks like this is a known bug in VLC (https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4027)

You could simply just suspend the screen saver yourself before starting the media player. I mean it literally takes just five quick clicks in KDE.

Or, you could just click a handy shell-script. :D

Code: Select all

xset s noblank
xset s off
xset -dpms
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