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oli
2005-10-02, 18:17
The 'None' option for the screensaver has ceased to work, the screen refusing to go blank after the specified period. All other settings are working fine.
I've tried powering down, unplugging for a few secs, and Sean's tip of powering down and holding 1 when the slimdevices logo comes up, all without success.

Any ideas?

Cheers!

Oli

kdf
2005-10-02, 18:29
On 2-Oct-05, at 6:17 PM, oli wrote:

>
> The 'None' option for the screensaver has ceased to work, the screen
> refusing to go blank after the specified period. All other settings are
> working fine.

'none' as a screensaver means just that: no screensaver.
it only goes blank if the player is off, since there is no display when
off.

-kdf

max.spicer
2005-10-03, 00:00
Actually I think it still maintains the auto-dimming feature. If you set a different brightness level whilst in screensaver mode, then set your screensaver to none, the brightness will still be changed at the point when the screensaver would have kicked in. You could therefore enable a screensaver, set brightness to zero whilst the screensaver is active, then set screensaver to none. This is useful, but I have not found a way (on the client at least) of setting the "screensaver" brightness without activating a screensaver, changing the brightness, then setting it back to none.

Max


On 2-Oct-05, at 6:17 PM, oli wrote:

>
> The 'None' option for the screensaver has ceased to work, the screen
> refusing to go blank after the specified period. All other settings are
> working fine.

'none' as a screensaver means just that: no screensaver.
it only goes blank if the player is off, since there is no display when
off.

-kdf

rme
2005-10-03, 05:20
Logically, none for a screensaver should make it go dark with nothing displayed after the timeout. However, it doesn't work this way and I think Dean had it as a to do to fix that at some point.

The way to get things to work the way you want it is to go to home/player settings/display and set brightness when idle and brightness when off to 0. That way any screen saver that would display are totally dark anyways.

max.spicer
2005-10-03, 07:13
No it shouldn't. No screensaver means leave the screen as it is. If you set your Windows screensaver to none, you don't expect your monitor to go dark after ten minutes. In Windows, there is a Blank screensaver, but this is very different to None.

Max


Logically, none for a screensaver should make it go dark with nothing displayed after the timeout. However, it doesn't work this way and I think Dean had it as a to do to fix that at some point.

dean
2005-10-03, 08:37
When the player is powered OFF, the None screensaver should blank the
screen.

When the player is powered ON, the None screensaver shouldn't do
anything.

(There is a separate dimming feature, which only dims the screen, not
blank it if the player is ON and not used for some time.)

Is this not the behavior you are seeing?

On Oct 3, 2005, at 7:13 AM, max.spicer wrote:

>
> No it shouldn't. No screensaver means leave the screen as it is. If
> you set your Windows screensaver to none, you don't expect your
> monitor
> to go dark after ten minutes. In Windows, there is a Blank
> screensaver,
> but this is very different to None.
>
> Max
>
> rme Wrote:
>
>> Logically, none for a screensaver should make it go dark with nothing
>> displayed after the timeout. However, it doesn't work this way and I
>> think Dean had it as a to do to fix that at some point.
>>
>
>
> --
> max.spicer
>
> The wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible
> teeth
> and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws
> but Max stepped into his private boat and waved good-bye
>

max.spicer
2005-10-03, 09:35
I was finding that the dimming feature remembered the brightness that was last set during an on screensaver mode, and auto-dimmed to that brightness, regardless of whether the screensaver was enabled. This is fine, the problem comes if you want to change the brightness that is dimmed to. With screensavers enabled, I'd just press brightness whilst the screensaver was on, and it would change the screensaver brightness. However, with screensaver set to none, there is no way to change the brightness that is dimmed to. If it auto-dims, any press of brightness changes the non-dimmed level. I got into a situation where the "dimmed" brightness was higher than the normal one, and the only way I could stop it was to enable a screensaver, wait for it to dim, change the brightness then disable the screensaver.

Max


When the player is powered OFF, the None screensaver should blank the
screen.

When the player is powered ON, the None screensaver shouldn't do
anything.

(There is a separate dimming feature, which only dims the screen, not
blank it if the player is ON and not used for some time.)

Is this not the behavior you are seeing?

On Oct 3, 2005, at 7:13 AM, max.spicer wrote:

>
> No it shouldn't. No screensaver means leave the screen as it is. If
> you set your Windows screensaver to none, you don't expect your
> monitor
> to go dark after ten minutes. In Windows, there is a Blank
> screensaver,
> but this is very different to None.
>
> Max
>
> rme Wrote:
>
>> Logically, none for a screensaver should make it go dark with nothing
>> displayed after the timeout. However, it doesn't work this way and I
>> think Dean had it as a to do to fix that at some point.
>>
>
>
> --
> max.spicer
>
> The wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible
> teeth
> and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws
> but Max stepped into his private boat and waved good-bye
>

dean
2005-10-03, 09:54
On Oct 3, 2005, at 9:35 AM, max.spicer wrote:
> I was finding that the dimming feature remembered the brightness that
> was last set during an on screensaver mode, and auto-dimmed to that
> brightness, regardless of whether the screensaver was enabled.
> This is
> fine, the problem comes if you want to change the brightness that is
> dimmed to. With screensavers enabled, I'd just press brightness
> whilst
> the screensaver was on, and it would change the screensaver
> brightness.
That sounds right.

> However, with screensaver set to none, there is no way to change the
> brightness that is dimmed to. If it auto-dims, any press of
> brightness
> changes the non-dimmed level.
That doesn't sound right. The None screensaver should behave like
other screensavers in this regard, don't you agree?

> I got into a situation where the "dimmed"
> brightness was higher than the normal one, and the only way I could
> stop
> it was to enable a screensaver, wait for it to dim, change the
> brightness then disable the screensaver.
Ick. Can you file a bug on bugs.slimdevices.com with the details?

Thanks!

max.spicer
2005-10-03, 10:18
Glad to. http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2241

Max


On Oct 3, 2005, at 9:35 AM, max.spicer wrote:
> I got into a situation where the "dimmed"
> brightness was higher than the normal one, and the only way I could
> stop
> it was to enable a screensaver, wait for it to dim, change the
> brightness then disable the screensaver.
Ick. Can you file a bug on bugs.slimdevices.com with the details?

Thanks!