screensaver starts when movie plays

Bug #59688 reported by David Prieto on 2006-09-09
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu)
totem (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-screensaver

Hi, I thought that playing a movie in Totem was supposed to keep gnome-screensaver from start.... however I just watched a movie and had to move the mouse once and again because the screensaver kept going off. Is this supposed to work like this?


By the way, I'm on Edgy. Could that be related?

Matti Lindell (mlind) wrote :

Can you reproduce this when totem is running on fullscreen mode? When windowed, totem doesn't keep gnome-screensaver from kicking in, but seems to work when on fullscreen.

I cannot reproduce this on current up-to-date Edgy.

Yeah it happens even if the movie is on FS.

I watched another movie yesterday tho, and the screensaver did not appear. I'll play the one that I was watching while the problem happened today, to see if it happens again.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for your bug. Do you use totem-gstreamer or totem-xine? Do you have a xinerama setup or a standard one screen setup?

Changed in totem:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info

I'm on gstreamer and standard setup.

I'm thinking that I had CTRL+ALT+BACKed before watching the movie, got some error messages when logging back in, and the interface was all weird, like GTK1. So maybe something was just not working right.

I'll play the same movie today, and if I can't reproduce it I guess you can disregard this bug.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Your previous description looks like gnome-settings-daemon was not running, maybe the dbus session bus was not correctly configured too. Let we know if you can get the issue on a normally working desktop

Matti Lindell (mlind) wrote :

David, can you reproduce this anymore?

Sorry, I had totally forgotten about this!

I didn't get the error again, please close the bug.

And thanks a lot :)

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

closing since it works now, feel free to reopen if you get the issue again

Changed in totem:
status: Needs Info → Rejected
Changed in gnome-screensaver:
status: Unconfirmed → Rejected

Curiously, it's happening again and now gnome-settings-daemon IS running. Watching movies in fullscreen mode just doesn't keep gnome-screensaver from starting anymore in Feisty.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the feisty bug is known and fixed upstream

Sitsofe Wheeler (sitsofe) wrote :

(This is mentioned upstream in )

Matthew McGowan (mmcg069) wrote :


This bug is appearing in Ibex for me. Whilst watching movies the screensaver will come on.

matthew@matthew-desktop:~$ apt-cache policy totem
  Installed: 2.24.2-0ubuntu2
  Candidate: 2.24.2-0ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 2.24.2-0ubuntu2 0
        500 intrepid/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

matthew@matthew-desktop:~$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu intrepid (development branch)
Release: 8.10

goto (gotolaunchpad) wrote :

mmnz: Yes, here in Intrepid too. It gets on my nerves. Just wanted to report this bug. Am I allowed to set it to "confirmed" or "new"? "Invalid" is wrong in my opinion.

goto (gotolaunchpad) wrote :

Set to confirmed.

Changed in totem:
status: Invalid → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

could somebody having the issue send the bug to

Changed in totem:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
goto (gotolaunchpad) wrote :

Is there a way to help?

Changed in totem:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in totem:
status: Unknown → Incomplete
Changed in totem:
status: Incomplete → New
Changed in totem:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in totem:
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

this is fixed on jaunty.

Changed in totem:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Yuriy Voziy (yuretsz) wrote :

I've updated ubuntu form interpid to jaunty and the bug is still here.

Changed in totem (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → New
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

don't reopen a closed bug but rather open a new one

Changed in totem (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

don't reopen a closed bug but rather open a new one if you have a similar issue

Changed in totem:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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