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Screen blanking during playback
« on: December 29, 2009, 05:53:37 pm »
I running 8.10 beta2 and the screen goes blank about every 15 minutes when playing back recorded shows (either from myth or ripped DVDs). Is there a way to disable this "feature?"

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Re: Screen blanking during playback
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009, 06:01:13 pm »
Could it be every 10 minutes?

I had this as well and attributed it to the turn off monitor setting for each MD.  By logging into the web admin -> orbiters (link on the side of the screen)  then selecting the one where you are experiencing the problems you will probably see that there is a screensaver and monitor timeout set to 600 seconds.  I changed these to 0 and it fixed my problems. 

Not sure what these even do... screensaver still plays just fine as the background in UI2- not sure what it would do for UI1.  It does, for WebDTs, prevent the screen from turning black.

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Re: Screen blanking during playback
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009, 06:37:53 pm »
I never timed it so it could just as well be 10 minutes.  Thanks for the recommendation. I went ahead and set "Seconds before screen saver" to zero. Hopefully that will address the issue. 

Thanks again, Tom

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Re: Screen blanking during playback
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009, 04:31:26 pm »
It has been less than a day, but have you had a chance to test this?

If that fixes the problem, I want to post a new ticket on Trac...

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Re: Screen blanking during playback
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009, 07:24:58 pm »
No, it did not fix the problem.

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Re: Screen blanking during playback
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2009, 07:58:27 pm »
Is this a core or md?  What hardware are you using?  This was happening with EeeBox B202's with older bios's.

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Re: Screen blanking during playback
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2009, 11:05:29 pm »
I decided to reboot my system and test it one more time and now it appears to be behaving correctly. Previously, I had selected the "Update" button from the Orbiters page and then did a "Full Regen All".  I had also set "Seconds before power off" to zero as well after setting "Seconds before screen saver" to zero did not help. Neither setting appeared to address the issue until I rebooted.

Just for the record I am running a hybrid with:
  • GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
  • AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor Model HDZ720WFGIBOX
  • MSI N210-MD512H GeForce 210 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

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Re: Screen blanking during playback
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2009, 05:33:03 pm »
Maybe unrelated.
Read that this type of issue have been seen if you have power mgmt enabled in bios together with some nvidia cards.
Just a wild guess, check it out.

Found the info at some page on geexbox wiki.

/niz23

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Re: Screen blanking during playback
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2010, 06:31:00 pm »
I am also getting this problem with the blanking screen after 10 minutes - I have noticed that it is only if the KDE desktop has been loaded. After a reboot, and if you don't load KDE desktop, the problem does not occur. Then, as soon as you go into KDE desktop for whatever reason, and then watch media later, the blanking occurs. I assume it's something to do with the screensaver?

Is this a known problem? How do I submit it as a bug if it is not known?

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Re: Screen blanking during playback
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2010, 07:04:33 pm »
I continue to have this problem. I timed it and it happens exactly at 15 minutes. I have noticed that it doesn't happen all of the time so purps explanation may be the issue. I haven't gotten around to checking my bios yet to see if it is an issue as well.

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Re: Screen blanking during playback
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2010, 07:20:48 pm »
Try going into the settings in the KDE desktop itself and find the screensaver option. System Settings >> Desktop >> Screensaver. I just found it, and disabled it. Only time will tell if it has worked..... (about 15 minutes  :))
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Re: Screen blanking during playback
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2010, 09:42:23 pm »
If that does turn out to be the problem then this should be filed as a new trac ticket.  http://svn.linuxmce.org/trac.cgi/newticket

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Re: Screen blanking during playback
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2010, 10:49:29 pm »
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Re: Screen blanking during playback
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2010, 12:24:15 am »
That fixed the problem for me! Thanks!!!

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Re: Screen blanking during playback
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2010, 01:20:47 am »
Good stuff.
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