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how to prevent screen going blank while watching movies
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labbe5

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PostPosted: Tue 23 Jan 2018, 21:33    Post subject:  how to prevent screen going blank while watching movies
Subject description: xautolock to be removed is my definitive answer to this problem
 

I have had this problem for a while : watching a movie, then the screen goes blank after 10 minutes, though i have a setting with my video player not to use screensaver while watching a movie.

The only thing that helped is remove xautolock. Since then, my video player is using my setting to stop going blank while watching a movie.

If you are a Dog user, you remove such an app with apt : sudo apt remove xautolock.

You can ask for configuration to be removed as well : sudo apt remove --purge xautolock.
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Flash
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Jan 2018, 22:14    Post subject:  

Uh, I thought sudo didn't work in Puppy. Puppy runs as root, so doesn't need sudo. Please explain.
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phat7

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PostPosted: Tue 23 Jan 2018, 22:38    Post subject:  

What is xautolock?
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Sailor Enceladus

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PostPosted: Tue 23 Jan 2018, 22:52    Post subject:  

I have the option to turn this on and off in Menu -> Desktop -> pupx Smile

I think nic007 reported that changing it this way doesn't stick after reboots though.
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nic007


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PostPosted: Wed 24 Jan 2018, 00:25    Post subject:  

Generally the particular video player will have a setting in its preferences to disable screensaver during playback but setting it there does not always stick (Mplayer is problematic but VLC normally works). Tahr has an application called ScreenControl (accessible via the menu) to toggle screensaver on or off, works well. One can also use the commands
Code:
xset off
and
Code:
xset on
to toggle between the two.
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