Power management: How to not idle the monitor while viewing a movie?

Sergey Mironov grrwlf at gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 14:58:50 CET 2013

2013/11/4 Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net>:
> On Mon, 2013-11-04 at 16:37 +0400, Sergey Mironov wrote:
>> Hi List! I have an idle problem. Xfce seems to turn off my display
>> when it thinks I am out of the computer. It works OK most of the time,
>> but not when I am viewing a movie using mplayer/vlc etc. Is it
>> possible to temporary disable the power management for this cases?
>> More, is it possible to do it with a script?
> To /etc/X11/xorg.conf add
> Section "ServerFlags"
>     Option "BlankTime" "0"
>     Option "StandbyTime" "0"
>     Option "SuspendTime" "0"
>     Option "OffTime" "0"
> EndSection
> Then you can turn it on and off by Xfce.

Do you mean 'presentation mode' under the power manager tray icon? Can
I use a script to turn it on or off?


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