screensaver activates during VLC play

Bug #1019878 reported by Dick Passchier on 2012-07-01
This bug affects 8 people
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Linux Mint
mate-screensaver (Debian)

Bug Description

Version: Linux Mint Maya Mate.

During VLC play the screensaver cuts in, although in the VLC preferences the powermanagement daemon is inhibited.
This happens always after the chosen time after which the system should be considered idle (screensaver preferences).

Andrew Palmer (andyp-123) wrote :

I have the same problem with Linux Mint 14.1 Mate 32-bit (clean install). The default screensaver activation time was 5 minutes, and the screensaver kicked in shortly after I started playing a movie in VLC.

Krotow (krotow) wrote :

Same problem happen in Mint 15 (32/64-bit), MATE edition.

VLC itself hasn't any control which would allow to disable the screen saver/power management whem movie is played. Seems as regression to me because VLC in older Ubuntu/Mint versions had one

rodrifra (rodrifra) wrote :

This bug may be related to the next debian bug ->

rodrifra (rodrifra) wrote :

Mint 16 is also affected.

Artiom (ar-molchanov) wrote :

The original debian bug with DBUS looks fixed since 2011. This should be a new one:

tags: added: screensaver

Same problem with Mint 17 Cinnamon.

Vlad Orlov (monsta) on 2015-01-27
tags: added: mate
Changed in mate-screensaver (Debian):
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Vlad Orlov (monsta) on 2015-01-27
Changed in linuxmint:
status: New → Confirmed
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