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How to avoid screensaver when using a gamepad under Proton?
ziabice commented on 8 April 2019 at 7:11 pm UTC

Hi!
Just bought my first gamepad ever (a Logitech F310) which worked like a charm out of the box. So I started playing some native Linux games. Then I tried Proton games, in particular RiME. After a while playing (10 or 15 minutes), my screen went black: it was my screensaver that went power saving. So I had to move my mouse to come back to the game.

Is this normal? Or is just something that happens with Wine/Proton? Any fix apart from disabling the screensaver?

I'm using latest KDE and there's no option to avoid power saving when using a gamepad/joystick, from what I see...

Salvatos commented on 8 April 2019 at 9:40 pm UTC

I haven't had such issues under Mint with Cinnamon and a Dualshock 4, but I do sometimes use a Cinnamon applet which I think is called screensaver inhibitor (I'm on a different computer at the moment) for times where video players don't correctly prevent screensaving. Maybe your distro or KDE has a similar optional add-on you could download and turn on while you play?

chui2ch commented on 9 April 2019 at 1:34 pm UTC

https://store.kde.org/p/1212005/ this is the KDE version of caffeine. Hope this works for you.

ziabice commented on 9 April 2019 at 9:02 pm UTC

Thanks for the advices, in the meantime I'm testing more games...

Mullens259 commented on 18 April 2019 at 10:49 am UTC

I'm getting this as well with a generic 360 controller. I'm on Solus Mate; on the plus side Mate at least has an applet for inhibiting power saver features (Inhibit Applet).

ziabice commented on 18 April 2019 at 2:47 pm UTC

Just experienced the problem in regular WINE, maybe it's a problem with controllers in general...

no_information_here commented on 21 May 2019 at 4:00 pm UTC

I had this while playing Kingdoms of Amalur with a Steam Controller. My solution was just to turn of screen blanking in the system settings before playing. Worked ok, even if it wasn't elegant. (Also on KDE.)

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