Fedora :: Screen Power Off After 5 Minutes When Watching Movies
Sep 13, 2010
Everything has been working great since January with one exception and that is the power saver mode thingy magig. Whenever I am not using the keyboard or mouse, the screen powers off after 5 minutes. When I am watching a movie. I cannot leave the mouse alone for after five minutes of watching the movie, the screen goes black. I'm not sure if the problem is my Nvidia card or Xorg or what. Any ideas how I can get a hold of this? Let me know what you need as far as diagnostic info. I actually have to leave for about 8 hours so.
In Power Manager I set a 5 minutes period of inactivity before turning off the monitor... But in Fedora 11, when I saw movies, the sleep mode didn't come... But in Fedora 13 (programm VLC-player), after 5 minutes, computer come into sleep mode..What do I do to configure Power Manager or another program for watching movies without permanent dragging mouse?))
For some reason, when I watch movies be it Totem Movie player or VLC player, and even if I leave my computer for a few minutes, the screen goes black. I have to giggle the mouse for the screen to come back. What could be causing this and how can I fix it. My settings are disabled. Is there anything else I forgot to check? I am using Ubuntu 10.10
I'm using Debian Squeeze with Fluxbox and I'm having a problem with xscreensaver. I've set to blank screen after 10 minutos of inactivity, but the problem is that when I'm watching a movie, the screen is blanked after 10 minutes too. So I have to manually kill xscreensaver before starting to see a movie, or I have to move my mouse / press keyboard every 10 minutes to activate the screen again.
I've done some search before posting and I only found something about a SMPlayer's option named "Disable screensaver", but it is already on and it has no effect preventing xscreensaver to work. Here is a screen shoot of my SMPlayer configuration window:
Apparently, xscreensaver isn't being able to recognize that another program is running. Could it be related to dbus?
PS: I had a dbus problem when I first upgraded to squeeze, my multimedia keys stoped working in banshee (whenever I clicked to play/pause/next etc, another banshee process was started), but I solved it by adding this line to my ~/.xinitrc: eval "$(dbus-launch --sh-syntax --exit-with-session)"
I have just switched from F10 to F12 via a fresh install. To be honest I am having difficulties getting around with the new release. For starters, watching movies causes one of my CPUs to go 100% when full screen. As you can guess watching movies doesn�t go smooth. It happens on every possible player. It doesn�t matter if I switch on or off compositing.
i would like to know if there are any good ways to disable and then reenable (the latter is key!) the screensaver so that it doesn't start when i'm watching movies with xine or when i'm watching flash things online like through hulu, videos, or so on. it's relatively simple to have a script run that will turn off the screensaver before starting a certain executable. but what about turning it back on again when the executable closes? and is there any way to detect that flash is running inside a browser window and then disable that temporarily?
I'm just getting started with Ubuntu 64-Bit. Basically, I have Totem Movie Player and VLC Media Player installed and every time I watch a movie in either one of them. If I tab out of them or minimize them, when I bring the media player back up the screen is black. The sound still works perfectly but I can't see the movie and I've tried several media players out and they all do the same thing. Basically I can't multitask or bring up anything else while I watch a movie or I have to restart the player because of the media screen going black.
I'm not sure if my computer specs will help but here they are: Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid 64-Bit Intel Xeon X3210 2.13GHz Quad 4GB DDR2-800 RAM ATI Radeon 4870 512MB Videocard
Is there a way to avoid sudden increases in volume while watching movies? The problem is the difference between the volume of the dialogs & that of the special effects (example: firing of a bullet ,a car crash, a lightning strike & similar). Is there a way to limit the volume to a certain level ? I tried volume normalization filter of both vlc & smplayer. But none seems effective.
when I'm traying to watch 720p and 1080p movies, MKV format. The movie is breaking all time, do I need to install any codecs or extansions, or use another application.I tried VLC player, and it is same. Well i had same problem with Ubuntu 10.10 and could't fix it.
I upgraded to F13 this week. And autologin just sits with autologin present, but I have to click the autologin (rather than a user name) and then click again to actually login. That's not so "auto" anymore if I can't push the power button and come back in x minutes with everything and running.
I had this in my /etc/gdm/custom.conf TimedLoginEnable=true TimedLogin=marty TimedLoginDelay=8 What changed and what do I need to do now to get autologin to get off it's ass and log me in?
"screen tearing" whenever I scroll, watch flash videos, or any videos in general. I first noticed this in Fedora 14, and now I notice the same behaviour in Linux Mint.Does anyone know what might be causing this? My Graphics Card is: Nvidia Geforce GTX 280M (1GB) I'm using Nvidia proprietary drivers. Reading some forums I see that the problem might be related to Compiz. Here's my xorg.conf file (if needed);
I'm currently having a problem with flash moves whenever i try to do full screen the movies keeps playing but the picture just dosent refresh so i hit esc and it works fine in the window so far ive tried different browsers and its the same problem full screen flash monies work when i disable desktop effects but i don't want to disable desktop effects every time i go to play a movie does any body know a way i can make flash work with desktop effects?
I have been having an issue with my screen blanking out after a few minutes (number of minutes unknown), since I reinstalled Fedora 12 (KDE) a couple of weeks ago. I have tried, yes, a lot of things to try to set it so that it doesn't blank out, to no avail. I have spent a lot of time on the Fedora forum seeking resolution, with a variety of suggestions, all to no avail. I went into System Settings > Power Control, and fooled with things around there and they didn't work. I tried xset and dpms and shutting them off. Still no cigar.
When I watch any video on YouTube my screen will turn off (no HDMI connection) and then it will turn on after a couple seconds (10 -40 seconds). When I played Borderlands 2 the screen is completely fine.
I have a computer(Fedora 12 Kde4) playing flash,but the screen will get into sleep mode after a few minutes.But it will not sleep when it plays movies.So I want to know: is there any way to active the screen every few minutes so that the screen will not get into sleep ? It is a remote computer ,all I can do is to send cron job to it ,no SSH. So commands is the best way,but please do not interrupt the flash ? I run this command "xrefresh" to refresh the screen ,but the screen still sleeps.
i tried kde settings: disabled screen saver, disabled monitor power management. nothing worked. even i tried to find something in yast -- no luck. actually screen goes black after about 10 mins of inactivity which is annoying while watching in ex. videos. playing kaffeine is ok - i think it's because kaffeine makes "fake mouse movements". suse 11.3, linux 22.214.171.124-0.1-default x86_64, kde: 4.4.4 (kde 4.4.4) "release 2". adm athlon dual core 4450e (2.3ghz), 2 gb ram, geforce 9600 gso 512 with nvidia driver.
I have been trying out the new Slackware 13.37 and I have found that KDE will crash anytime I am watching a full screen video with Firefox 4 and attempt to adjust the audio levels using the keyboard buttons. If I use the mouse to adjust the audio level through the audio mixer gui, it seems to work fine. Both of my laptops ( a Gateway MP6954 and a Dell Inspiron 1520) are exhibiting this same problem. Both have the Adobe Flash Player version 10.2.159.1 installed.
I have Fedora 15 gnome 3 installed on my new laptop. When my system runs on battery my power management keeps changing my screen brightness. It keeps dimming my backlight. In the GUI of Power Management I cant find any option to change this setting. How can I do that through Command Line
From time to time system freezes with no particular motive but most often when watching you tube video in full screen mode. How to diagnose freeze, hang, blocking problems in debian jessie system amd 64 gnome 3?
I have noticed when viewing movies that I have 5 tool bars. 1st is Applications, 2nd is Comcast, 3rd is File etc has address bar, 4th is blank. This takes up a lot of space. Is there anyway to remove some temporarily, in order to increase the screen size for viewing movies?
Ubuntu Version 2.6.35-28-generic #49Firefox - 3.6.16Latest install of OS and FF.Problem: When I use FF and watch a movie on utube or hulu, after about 5-8 minutes, screen goes blank/black. It's as if it goes into screensaver mode, but gdm/gnome is not installed. It is a minimal cd installation and it's used as a video server.In earlier releases of FF/Maverick, there is no problem. Not sure if it is the OS or FF. I am leaning toward FF since mplayer/FFmpeg do not have a problem with playing a movie from start to finish.Same problems with FF 4.0, just removed 4.0 and re-installed 3.6.16 and same problem.
I have a few machines set up and running Red Hat 4.1.2-42 in a computer lab. I also have a single test machine running the same version. The machines in the lab work flawlessly.However, when machines are on the login screen, they don't go into power saving mode. That is, after a certain amount of inactivity, the idle login screen should be replaced by a black power saving screen. But this does not happen. The monitor should go into standby (the little green light becomes orange, and the whole screen shuts down until you move your mouse again...you know the drill).I know this is supposed to be the case because this works on the test machine. It just doesn't work in the lab. I think it has something to do with gdm, but I can't for the life of me figure it out.
For some reason my computer screen keeps getting completely dim after around 10 minutes of inactivity. It's been happening when I use Oracle VM Virtualbox to watch movies on Netflix.I have all the setting on my computer so it doesn't dim the screen at all, so I don't know what to do now. You can see my settings on the attached images.
I have actually done a bit of searching on this, but the suggested solutions either don't work or are not applicable to my setup.First, I changed the setterm link in /etc/rc.d/rc.M to be setterm -blank 0 -powersave off -powerdown 0and have xset s off in my fluxbox startup file.Nevertheless, the screen goes blank after 10 minutes. I can't figure out what is causing it and how to stop it.
I made a mistake and bought a $50 IBM A50 to use as a media server...Installed Karmic on it and figured out that the video card couldn't handle anything beyond the factory setting of 800:600, something like that...
I have not taken the time to learn about video cards and now I suffer....I found this "solution" EVGA 256-P1-N399-LX GeForce 6200 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Video Card
Which has mixed reviews on newegg
I want to use this machines( or another) to playback movies on my flat screen. I suppose I need to find out more about my TV as well...
I have the problem (11.3) that the screen is blanked after 10 minutes (console and KDE). After some searching, I found out, it is a kernel "feature". Since it is a server, which should display network status permanently on screen this behavior is fatal.
I have tried:
- switch of power features vie Grub kernel param: apm=off, powersaved=off - in kde via screensaver options - in term "setterm -blank 0"