[mythtv-users] Plagued by DVI screen blanking.
finlay at moeraki.com
Wed Jan 21 04:27:13 UTC 2009
Jason Sullivan wrote:
> I've recently switched from S-Video to DVI output for HD awesomeness,
> and have had no end of perplexing problems with screen blanking.
> Every time I think I've got it licked, it goes dark again and I let
> loose a litany of profanity. What's worse is that the remote has been
> acting up ever since I did this, too.
> Some probably desired data points:
> I'm using Mythbuntu based on 8.04.1. I've got an nVidia card GeForce
> 6200 card driving the output. If I switch to a virtual terminal and
> back, it clears both the IR remote and the blanking problem (but just
> hitting a key on the keyboard doesn't), sometimes for the rest of the
> show. I've only seen this while I watch recordings. The menu never
> blanks or stops listening to the remote. The screensaver in xfce is
> disabled, and I disable DPMS when I bring up X (and add 0's into all
> the timeouts). I do notice that some of these things are changed
> (DPMS enable/disable, prefer blanking no/yes) when I pop in and out of
> watching a recording, but changing them when the screen blanks doesn't
> fix this.
> So, where do I look next?
When I was trying turn off screen blanking in Mythbuntu I changed the
thinkgs you did but found I had to add a ~/.xsessionrc file containing:
xset s noblank
xset s off
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