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Screensaver vs Movies

If you use mplayer to play your movies then add this line to ~/.mplayer/config to turn off Xscreensaver. Much better than hitting CTRL every few minutes!

# Write your default config options here!
stop-xscreensaver=1

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By Donncha

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3 replies on “Screensaver vs Movies”

Thank you!

just as a side note (in hopes of returning the favor), I noticed when I installed Kubuntu that the cache for mplayer was HUGE (like, 1 MB), which is way too much for streaming audio…

# change the cache from HUGE to something reasonable
cache=128

For Debian Lenny, put this line in config file,

heartbeat-cmd=”gnome-screensaver-command -p”

(It’s in the man page)

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