[MPlayer-users] MPlayer can't disable the screensaver in Arch Linux, Fedora 18

piruthiviraj natarajan piruthiviraj at gmail.com
Sun Nov 11 02:56:56 CET 2012

On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 12:32 AM, Reimar Döffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
> wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 12:21:52AM +0530, piruthiviraj natarajan wrote:
> > But if I add  heartbeat-cmd="gnome-screensaver-command -p &>/dev/null",
> It
> > doesn't work in gnome 3.6.
> The last information I got is that the gnome developers broke it,
> on purpose.
> Since breaking other people's code seems to be the favourite past-time
> of screensaver developers I at least won't spent another second on it
> (they could just make their screensavers detect that something is
> playing a video and not activate if they actually cared about their
> users).
> > Is there anything I could do to have a usual function back?
> I'll be happy if someone has a more constructive answer, though
> I'd suggest just getting rid of the screensaver.
> One variant is to wrap MPlayer into a shell script that kills
> and restarts the screensaver.
> A third alternative is to use screensaver that actually has a
> working command-line tool or respects the Xss API or one
> of the other APIs supported by MPlayer.
> I'm not completely sure, but "use KDE" might be one variant of this
> "solution".
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I am surprised how vlc and other players works fine here.

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