I'm hitting the same bug.
For more information, I'm using the trick given in mplayer's man page to
prevent xscreensaver to run while watching a movie:
mplayer -heartbeat-cmd "xscreensaver-command -deactivate" file
When playing a movie, I see the following message repeated regularly (I imagine
every 10 minutes, since it's the delay for the heartbeat, by I've not verified
xscreensaver-command: not active: idle timer reset.
Might be the same problem as:
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xscreensaver does not respect disable screensaver suppression of
Status in xscreensaver package in Ubuntu:
In Ubuntu 13.10 xscreensaver worked perfectly. After upgrading to
14.04, the screensaver shows up while watching movies in both the
default Videos application and in Vlc. In both these applications, the
option to disable the screensaver while watching a movie is enabled.
When entering in a command screen the following command, the
screensaver stays away:
watch -n 10 -t xscreensaver-command -deactivate
As the xscreensaver package in Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04 is exactly the
same version, and because this bug shows up in both Vlc and the
default Videos application, I suspect a bug in another application is
interferring with the communication so that xscreensaver does not
receive idle timer reset signals from Vlc/Videos/...
Can this be fixed? Is there a fast workaround for this annoying bug?
(At the moment, I just disabled the nice Noflipglo clock screensaver
on my living room computer)
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