warlord at MIT
Jan 31, 2012, 8:36 AM
Post #2 of 4
"Michael T. Dean" <mtdean [at] thirdcontact> writes:
Re: [mythtv-commits] mythtv/master commit: 5e13d41a8 by Michael T. Dean (sphery)
[In reply to]
>> Remove support for GNOME screensaver.
>> Therefore, this patch removes the GNOME screensaver legacy inhibit
>> support so that users of GNOME screensaver, like users of KDE
>> screensaver, will fall back to getting DPMS-based screensaver control.
>> If GNOME screensaver, like KDE screensaver, actually takes the hint when
>> the DPMS state is changed, this should allow users to once again run
>> GNOME screensaver (which has been unsupported since GNOME broke
>> gnome-screensaver-command --poke) without the screensaver activating
>> during playback. If GNOME screensaver doesn't take a clue from the DPMS
>> state, GNOME screensaver should be fixed.
> If someone can confirm that GNOME screensaver does not activate during
> playback after this change, I'd be happy to "backport" it to
> 0.24-fixes. Note that the patch should apply to 0.24-fixes, too, so if
> you compile MythTV yourself and are using 0.24-fixes, you can test it
> without upgrading to unstable/development code.
GNOME Screensaver has other issues in GNOME-3! On my system the
screensaver activates even when the frontend is just sitting at the
menus. So in the morning I have to hit the keyboard to get the screen
to start up at all. I don't know if it honors DPMS; I suspect not
because I thought I turned off DPMS but it still blanks the screen after
an hour of non-use. (This is on Fedora 16)
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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