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I'm trying to watch a movie using mplayer, and despite putting stop-xscreensaver=yes in my /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf file, and also starting mplayer using the -stop-xscreensaver, I still have to sit near enough to my PC to move the mouse every 15 mins to stop the screensaver taking over.

Any ideas?

Linux mythbuntu 3.2.0-24-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 25 08:43:22 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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I believe that newest Ubuntu (with Unity) use different style of screensaver than xscreensaver. – blogger Apr 29 '12 at 19:41
Did you manage to find a solution to your problem? – Ivo Flipse Jul 15 '12 at 20:08

Try to put it in your home dir in ~/.mplayer/config

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