Re: Preventing screensaver when playing movie?
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On 26/02/2008, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > On 26/02/2008, Kevin DeKorte <kdekorte@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 19:02 +0100, Erik wrote: > > > Suppose that we have the following situation. A user has told the system > > > to "turn off the display after N minutes of inactivity". Then he starts > > > the media player, opens a file and presses a button called play. The > > > media player interprets this as the user saying "play this movie, but do > > > not turn off the display while playing it, because i will watch it even > > > though I do not interact with the system". > > > > > > So the media player has to do something like this. Each time the > > > application updates the display with a new animation frame, it marks > > > that update with a special flag, indicating that this is the kind of > > > thing that the user may be watching even though he has not interacted > > > with the system > > > for a while. System then resets the screensaver countdown. However it > > > does not reset the session locking countdown, because only real input > > > may do that, for security reasons. So the user may have to give his > > > password when he wants to interact with the system after playing the movie. > > > > > > How can the media player achieve this with xorg? > > > > > > With gnome-mplayer, I use a dbus message to tell gnome-screensaver to be > > inhibited while a video is being played. > > > > CVS can be viewed here > > > > http://dekorte.homeip.net/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/gnome-mplayer/src/dbus-interface.c?rev=1.73 > > > > It is the last function on that page. > > > > Kevin > > > Any solution for KDE users who prefer mplayer? $ man XScreenSaverSuspend which mplayer uses if you install your distro's libXScrnSaver-devel equivalent before compiling it. I'm not sure this answers the original poster's question since I'm not sure if this will prevent gnome-screensaver from locking the screen. Rui _______________________________________________ xorg mailing list xorg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/xorg
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