Emulator Issues #11749
XUbuntu Disco Dingo - Dolphin does not prevent monitor standby/screensaver
Game ID? (right click the game in the game list, Properties, Info tab)
MD5 Hash? (right click the game in the game list, Properties, Verify tab, Verify Integrity button)
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What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.
This seems to be a problem frequently reoccurring on various platforms over the years. This time I noticed it happening on XUbuntu Disco Dingo. Running the emulator on fullscreen does not prevent the OS from turning off the display after x amount of time.
What steps will reproduce the problem?
1) Have XUbuntu Disco Dingo
2) Latest dolphin build
3) Start any game, go to fullscreen
4) Play for x amount of time
5) Obviously do not profit
(Optional step: This may be an issue that currently only occurs when dolphin runs on a multi-monitor setup (and maybe only when the secondary screen is used)
Is the issue present in the latest development version? For future reference, please also write down the version number of the latest development version.
I build 5.0-10411 myself like yesterday(?) because the ppa does not have builds for Disco Dingo
Is the issue present in the latest stable version?
I do not know this, but may test if wanted.
If the issue isn't present in the latest stable version, which is the first broken version? (You can find the first broken version by bisecting. Windows users can use the tool https://forums.dolphin-emu.org/Thread-green-notice-development-thread-unofficial-dolphin-bisection-tool-for-finding-broken-builds and anyone who is building Dolphin on their own can use git bisect.)
[First broken version number here (if applicable)]
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[Attach any fifologs if possible, write a description of fifologs and screenshots here to assist people unfamiliar with the game.]
What are your PC specifications? (CPU, GPU, Operating System, more)
XUbuntu Disco Dingo
Is there anything else that can help developers narrow down the issue? (e.g. logs, screenshots,
configuration files, savefiles, savestates)
[Anything else here]
#3 Updated by MuffinDolphin almost 2 years ago
First off: Wow, quick replies.
I was just starting to investigate this further.
I browsed through the repo and saw that, yes, as flacs says, xdg-screensaver is used.
So I made the call dolphin makes manually and that is my output:
myuser@mycomputer:~$ xdg-screensaver suspend 0x2a00059
myuser@mycomputer:~$ org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files
Googling the latter leads me to this:
my uname -a output:
Linux mycomputer 5.0.0-15-generic #16-Ubuntu SMP Mon May 6 17:41:33 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
So I assume the issue is not dolphin, but anyway, I think it is good that it now known that there seem to be issues with xdg-screensaver that affect dolphin's functionality.
Maybe someone else has this issue and can find this.
Perhaps you have the DisableScreenSaver config set to False.
Where can I find this?
#7 Updated by Warepire almost 2 years ago
xdg-screensaver somehow thinks you're running a gnome desktop environment. A quick look at the code shows that gnome-screensaver "wins" over for example xscreensaver and any pre-determined Desktop Environment.
If you have installed gnome-screensaver, remove that and install for example xscreensaver.