Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#8443 closed defect (fixed)

TV turns black after 15min

Reported by: gunn-er@… Owned by: Isaac Richards
Priority: minor Milestone: 0.24
Component: MythTV - General Version: Master Head
Severity: medium Keywords: DPMS
Cc: Ticket locked: no


I did a fresh install of the svn today and so far so good. But after watching TV for about 15min the TV turns black. I can hit a key on the Keyboard, so it will come back. I also tried to outcomment the line in /etx/X11/xorg.conf for the DPMS. That didnt brought me any change. Seems it has come up since the xdg-screensaver support is built in.

Im using Gentoo linux x64 with the newest svn version from 11.05.2010. Hope you can reproduce the problem.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by robertm

Status: newinfoneeded_new

We need logs from when the problem occurs with -v playback

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by sphery

Are you using KDE? This sounds like you're using a version of xdg-screensaver that's too old and does not support KDE4's screensaver. KDE4's screensaver requires xdg-screensaver 1.0.2 or higher (where xdg-utils 1.0.2 ships xdg-screensaver 1.0.1). You can get the CVS version of xdg-screensaver at and drop it in place of the one currently on your system (likely /usr/bin/xdg-screensaver ).

Users of KDE whose distros are shipping the old 1.0.1 version of xdg-screensaver should file bugs with their distros to get them to upgrade to a version that works with KDE.

I will be applying a patch that disables xdg-screensaver usage if you're using KDE and your xdg-screensaver is too old. If I haven't heard back from you by then, I'll assume that it fixes the issue for you. If not, please reopen the ticket.

If you're not using KDE/KDE screensaver, please let me know which screensaver you are using. Note that xdg-screensaver currently only supports xscreensaver, GNOME screensaver, and KDE screensaver (where CVS version supports both the KDE3 screensaver and KDE4's "freedesktop" screensaver). If you choose to run a different screensaver application, you should not have xdg-screensaver installed, or should fix it to support your screensaver application and submit the patch upstream.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by sphery

Resolution: fixed
Status: infoneeded_newclosed

(In [24636]) Remove the xdg-screensaver support by reverting [24559].

While the promise of xdg-screensaver is great, it seems that neither distros nor desktop environments have any desire to support it. Users on various distros with various desktop environments using various (including supported and not supported) screensaver applications found that it did not work for them. Until it's properly supported by distros and desktop environments, it's not useful.

Fixes #8443. Refs #8357. Refs #7291.

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by anonymous

I can confirm it that it works now for me. Good work again guys!

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by stuartm

Milestone: unknown0.24
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