Problem with gxine and ati driver : solution ?

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Mon Mar 17 06:30:25 PDT 2008

On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 11:26 AM, giggz <giggzounet at> wrote:
> Hi,
>  I'm running under debian SID (up to date) with e17 and the ati free driver.
>  Since the last update of xine/gxine and ati driver, I have problem when
>  I play video in fullscreen. The screen blinks periodicaly. I saw that
>  the  gixe dev (Darren Salt) spoke on this topic here (xset dpms force on
>  does the same thing that when I play a video under gxine).
>  Is there actually a solution to solve this problem ? Or just wait until
>  the next upgrade ?

This is an issue with xine, not the driver.  xine repeatedly forces
the monitor to unblank as a hack to keep the screen saver fro kicking


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