Preventing screensaver when playing movie?

Graeme Gill graeme2 at
Wed Mar 5 17:50:11 PST 2008

Scott J. Harmon wrote:

> I don't know much about the internals of the X server, but doesn't it 
> need to keep track of clients so that when they are killed memory and 
> other resources are released?  Why would the screensaver suspend be any 
> different.  IMO, the app should call XScreenSaverSuspend(True) *once* 
> (not 30 frames per second).  And then either call 
> XScreenSaverSuspend(False) when it is done, or simply exit and let X 
> clean up.

I'm sure that's how it works. That's not really the problem.
The problem is all the screensaver applications that don't hook into
the Screen Saver extension.

Graeme Gill.

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