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Currently trying to set up a media server which I can control with my laptop or phone. After looking at all the options I decided upon using SSH to start mplayer in fullscreen. Everything is working fine. Until 30 minutes in when the monitor suspends. I can make the monitor wake up from suspension with the xset -dpms, but the screen stays black, until I plug in a peripheral and do some for of input.

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turn off power management / sleep for the monitor, surely ? How to do that depends on the UI –  Sirex Aug 28 '12 at 23:14

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