среда, 20 июня 2012 г.

non-distracting movie playback in kubuntu/vlc

For quite some i tried to find a way how to stop my screen (and projector) turning off during movie playback every 10 minutes. also i'm using the latest standard kubuntu, various googled solutions didn't help.
Now i found the solution: i added a 'xset s off' line to /usr/bin/startkde init script and everything is great now.
If you suffer from the same problem, please vote for the issue i have filled for the vlc player

7 комментариев:

Nuno Bento комментирует...

I was having the same problem but I solved with another method. I'm not sure if this works for everyone though.

Since KDE 4.8 you can go to System Settings > Power Management > Activity Settings. Then choose the a specific activity (in my case I have a "Movies" activity), and choose the option "Define a special behavior". When you select that, you get 3 new checkboxes and selecting the first ("Never shutdown the screen") fixes the problem for me.

The advantage of this method is that it can be applied to a specific activity only.

wazyk комментирует...

vlc should just handle kde power management like dragon player does.

drf комментирует...

as wazyk says, the correct solution here is using KDE's interfaces for inhibition or the fd.o one. Both are supported.

Nick Shaforostoff комментирует...

my point is that this should work out of the box, to keep a good perception of linux desktop. i'll add your comments to the vlc issue page.

sebas комментирует...

even then, recommending people to disable power management for the entire X server can hardly be called a good solution...

Nick Shaforostoff комментирует...

my solution disables screensaver, monitor autoturning off is still there!

Olya Olegovna комментирует...

Огромное спасибо за интересную статью! HeadHunter