[MPlayer-users] Incorrect behaviour with xscreensaver

Dominik Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Sat Apr 12 20:07:24 CEST 2003

On Saturday, 12 April 2003, Jiri Hofman wrote:
> Hi!
> I would like to report an incorrect behaviour with screensaver. I
> wrote about it several days ago but now, I've tested in the final MP
> 0.90 too. There is no change.
> Xscreensaver is killed after a start of MP if I use -stop_xscreensaver
> option. It is a very bad behaviour according to
> http://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/faq.html#dvd

Having coded xscreensaver is considered bad behaviour around here,
so please send a patch and don't lecture us on what's "bad behaviour".

> During quitting, the xscreensaver should be restarted. But it is not
> done in case that I launch gmplayer (MP with GUI) without movie as an
> argument on a command line.
> Please, fix at least this bug, or reimplement entire xscreensaver
> stopping. It would be much better because when MP crashes,
> xscreensaver is killed and not restored.

Better dead than alive. ;P

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