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Re: PR 45833 (mplayer related crash): Workarounds / alternatives?

On Sat, May 5, 2012 at 12:17 PM, Mayuresh <> wrote:
> On Sat, May 05, 2012 at 09:23:15AM +0530, Mayuresh wrote:
>> I am trying to build vlc as an alternative, though it has heavy
> vlc works for me after a time taking build now. However, when playing a
> long movie, the screen gets switched off though audio continues after a
> few minutes (perhaps due to power saving setting).
> However, no keystroke, mouse move, Ctrl-Alt-F1 etc brings the screen back.
> Only way is to login over network and reboot or use the power button to
> power off.
> Is this a system issue? Any solution to that?

Assuming that this is under X, you could try executing

xset s off
xset dpms off

in a terminal before running vlc to see a movie.


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