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Auricle
2004-02-25, 18:12
I had been using a nightly build of SlimServer from late December.
When receiving a stream, the screensaver would activate on the
Squeezebox after X seconds (the player screensaver timing setting).

After upgrading to SlimServer 5.1, the screensaver never activates on
the SqueezeBox when receiving a stream. If I zap the playlist so it is
playing "Nothing" the screensaver activates as expected. I verified
that the plug-ins are recognized by the server. I've tried the various
screensaver plug-ins (Date/Time, Snow), but no luck. I tried a nightly
build of the server from 2.23, but it has the same behavior.

I don't see any screensaver issues in the list archives, so I think
this may be a problem with my particular installation. Will completely
removing the SlimServer software and reinstalling correct this?

The server is running on Mac OS X 10.3.2.

Is the purpose of the screensaver to prolong the life of the display or
prevent some sort of burn-in (or burn-out, in this case)?

Thanks,
--jeff

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kdf
2004-02-25, 18:44
Quoting Auricle <auricle (AT) io (DOT) com>:

> I had been using a nightly build of SlimServer from late December.
> When receiving a stream, the screensaver would activate on the
> Squeezebox after X seconds (the player screensaver timing setting).
>
> After upgrading to SlimServer 5.1, the screensaver never activates on
> the SqueezeBox when receiving a stream. If I zap the playlist so it is
> playing "Nothing" the screensaver activates as expected. I verified
> that the plug-ins are recognized by the server. I've tried the various
> screensaver plug-ins (Date/Time, Snow), but no luck. I tried a nightly
> build of the server from 2.23, but it has the same behavior.
>
> I don't see any screensaver issues in the list archives, so I think
> this may be a problem with my particular installation. Will completely
> removing the SlimServer software and reinstalling correct this?
>
> The server is running on Mac OS X 10.3.2.
>
> Is the purpose of the screensaver to prolong the life of the display or
> prevent some sort of burn-in (or burn-out, in this case)?
>

The design changed such that if you are playing something and displaying the Now
Playing screen, that this would be the screensaver. The text is in motion so
that shoud lsuffice. It should still dim after the timeout. Either way, the
kinds of time involved for actual burn-in would amount to a great deal of
listening to the same stream without interruption. The main purpose of the
screensaver, really, is as a plaything.

Does your display at least dim during the playback? Is the behaviour different
when playing songs vs internet radio streams?

-kdf