[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Add dpms module to switch it off while playing

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Fri Oct 25 20:51:03 CEST 2013


The DPMS extension of X11 is meant for the desktop power management component 
to use, not for normal applications. Changing DPMS settings via xset, Xlib or 
XCB would clobber the desktop settings, which is obviously *not* acceptable.

Normally, the desktop should automatically disarm and rearm DPMS when the 
screensaver is inhibited and uninhibited respectively. If it does not, then it 
is a the bug in the desktop environment. There are no ways to fix this problem 
in VLC for lack of a proper API.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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