[MPlayer-dev-eng] Fwd: Re: accessibility misfeatures

Amaury Jacquot sxpert at esitcom.org
Tue Jan 11 11:28:01 CET 2005

Jindrich Makovicka wrote:
> Alexander Strasser wrote:
>> I think you are right!
>> This code sends an event of type SCREENSAVER with the content DEACTIVATE.
>> This should be equal to fire up a xscreensaver-command -deactivate. And
>> this pretends a user interaction meaning
>> - if the screen was blanked => unblank it
>> - if the screen wasn't blanked => reset the timeout.
>> So either these accusations are wrong or there is more xscreensaver code
>> in mplayer we don't know of. But i really don't think so.
> Actually, there is (or was, i didn't check if it's fixed) a different 
> XScreensaver vs. MPlayer issue. XScreensaver periodically re-enables 
> DPMS, regardless of screensaver pings, which means the screen turns off 
> in the middle of a movie anyway.

mebbe we need a standard way to communicate to Xscreensaver that 
screensaver should be off ?

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