Very simple question, and probably non-technical. How do I stop the monitor going blank/idle after 15 minutes during uninterrupted media streaming under Ubuntu 10.04 (power settings set appropriately, notebook on AC power)?
asked 01 Jun '10, 20:52
To build on pmarini's response, it sounds like a power management setting.
You can change it so that your monitor isn't turned off x number of minutes.
System -> Preferences -> Power Management
Change the setting to never set display to sleep.
answered 13 Jul '10, 15:54
look at "caffeine". It will do what you want.
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answered 15 Jul '10, 16:19
What video player are you using? Some players support disabling screensavers or certain ACPI events when video is playing. I believe VLC can do this.
answered 01 Jun '10, 21:33
Is a known behaviour (not a bug) as shown here http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=68419
See the last comment about using the "Inhibit Applet" that allows you to disable/modify (temporarily) the power settings.
When starting to watch the movie, click on the icon
answered 02 Jun '10, 01:53
the previous two answers are assuming that you use VLC, is that what you actually use?
answered 02 Jun '10, 11:18