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Re: PR/43804 CVS commit: pkgsrc/multimedia/mplayer

The following reply was made to PR pkg/43804; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Pierre Pronchery <>
Cc: Matthew Mondor <>,,,
Subject: Re: PR/43804 CVS commit: pkgsrc/multimedia/mplayer
Date: Sun, 07 Nov 2010 16:00:00 +0100

                        Hi everyone,
 On 06/11/2010 21:05, Matthew Mondor wrote:
 >  On Sat,  6 Nov 2010 18:10:05 +0000 (UTC)
 >  Pierre Pronchery <> wrote:
 >  >  I have compiled mplayer on NetBSD 5.1_RC4, pkgsrc-2010Q2 with this fix
 >  >  applied, and for some reason it still does not prevent the screensaver
 >  >  from blanking the screen. I'm investigating...
 >  I checked briefly the mplayer code and it seems that if the configure
 >  script is able to invoke XScreenSaverSuspend() in a test program, it
 >  will link against the libXss library automatically (and then uses the
 >  XScreenSaver(3)/Xss(3) API).  This is only expected to work with screen
 >  savers which support the Xss API, or for which the XResetScreenSaver
 >  API can be used as heartbeat.  mplayer is already linked against libXss
 >  here, but not using any screensaver other than DPMS, I can't confirm it
 >  works.
 In fact everything seems to be fine with mplayer now. My problem is
 apparently with xscreensaver now, which does not use scrnsaver.h/Xss at all.
 I have therefore used another program to test this patch:
 I'd consider this PR good to be closed then.

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