Please standardize Screen saver DBus interfaces
hadess at hadess.net
Tue May 19 06:17:39 PDT 2009
On Tue, 2009-05-19 at 15:08 +0200, André Gillibert wrote:
> Ali Abdallah wrote:
> > Lubos Lunak wrote:
> >> Actually, the way to inhibit the screensaver on X was standardized
> >> ages ago -
> >> it's XResetScreensaver(), in Xlib. It resets the user inactivity
> >> counter, it prevents DPMS from activating,
> > I see this X standard which was implemented ages ago not being respected
> > by movie players
> > (xine, mplayer, totem, ...).
> From totem source code (lib/totem-scrsaver.c):
> > screensaver_disable_x11 (TotemScrsaver *scr)
> > [...]
> > XSetScreenSaver(GDK_DISPLAY(), 0, 0,
> > DontPreferBlanking, DontAllowExposures);
> > [...]
> > }
> vlc (and totem too), unlike mplayer and xine, disable the screen saver
> when it's loaded, and enable it when it's exited (that's what I feel
> when I read the source code).
That's wrong. Totem uses XSetScreenSaver when:
1) There's no screensaver on the D-Bus that it supports (eg. no
2) It's not compiled with XTest support, or XTest isn't available.
Eg. Totem uses XSetScreenSaver when everything else fails.
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