Screen suspending after 10 minutes

Asked by Iain Lane on 2007-12-01


Is there any way to stop the screen from suspending while videos are playing in VLC? This even happens despite me having:

* Upped the timeout to 40 minutes in "Screensaver"
* Disabled "activate screensaver when the computer is idle", again in "Screensaver"
* Changed "put computer to sleep" and "put display to sleep" to never in "Power Management"

Why doesn't VLC (and other media players? I don't know; not tried them) disable the suspension of displays when it plays back? I can see no option for this. Also, why are the aforementioned options apparently ignored?


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Iain Lane (laney) said : #1

I'm going to close this question and reformulate it in a more general way.

john k abbott (jka4321) said : #2

i noticed in ubuntu 7.10 32 bit this screen blanks even when screensaver is diabled and power is set on the time but in ubuntu 7.1 64 bit the power and screen setting work as checked so i wonder what difference in the 64 bit

Iain Lane (laney) said : #3

Hi John,

I'm actually running amd64 on the system where I'm seeing this bug, but I figured that this would be architecture-independent anyway.

New question is here:

And bug relating to VLC here: