On 5/18/20 6:20 AM, Ian Chapman wrote:
> The thing is that sometimes when I close vlc after I've watched some
> video it doesn't terminate cleanly. That is there is still a vlc
> process running in the background and it prevents the screen saver from
> blanking the screen. So sometimes when I wake up or come home after
> being out I notice that the screen has been on all the time. Not so
> good. I have to go to system monitor and find the vlc process and kill
> it, then the screen saver can again do its thing.
> Can anything be done about it, except always checking manually that vlc
> has terminated completely?
For what it's worth I see this exact same issue, on F31 and F32. Not
sure exactly when it started but I see it even when I start vlc from
the command line. I "close" the vlc window but often still have to
CTRL-C on the terminal.
When this happens, check the system panel. Do you see a VLC icon
there? Right click and exit. Does this clear up your terminal window?
VLC, for me, has this background task that stays running unless I exit it.
In addition when I pause videos, it still sits chewing 100% CPU time,
or rather 200% in this case on my little 2 core netbook.