Screensaver not disabled during video playback

Bug #1080847 reported by drunken monkey
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
VLC media player
Fix Released
vlc (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

Since I updated to Quantal (or, rather, re-installed, but kept /home), VLC doesn't inhibit the screensaver anymore when playing videos (even in fullscreen mode), even though the option is checked.
So, after 10 minutes of watching, the screen suddenly turns black (it doesn't even fade slowly, like it usually does) and I have to move the mouse or press a key to see the video again.

Could be related to this bug, but I thought it's too old to be still active:
At least I hope so …

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: vlc 2.0.4-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-17.28-generic 3.5.5
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu6
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Nov 19 21:30:28 2012
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-11-10 (9 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: vlc
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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drunken monkey (remus) wrote :
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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alvaro.rogar (alvaro-rogar) wrote :

To me it happens also with Totem and during the playback of Internet flash videos.

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alvaro.rogar (alvaro-rogar) wrote :

I think I've found some sort of a solution to the problem:
Installing the xscreensaver solved the issue for me. I haven't restarted yet, but I think it'll keep working after that.
I'm using GNOME 3.6, by the way.

Hope this helps you solving the issue.

Changed in vlc:
milestone: none → 2.1.0
Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in vlc:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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Alessandro Polverini (polve) wrote :

I'm affected by this problem too, on kubuntu 13.04

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Aiguanachein (aiguanachein) wrote :

Same on Xubuntu 13.04

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package vlc - 2.1.1-1

vlc (2.1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
  * Drop altivec patch (fixed upstream).
  * Remove obsolete conffiles (Closes: #703750).

 -- Benjamin Drung <email address hidden> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 21:46:53 +0100

Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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