Wow! I'm happy that you go to sleep watching old episodes of Twilight Zone. I do the same with my dvd collection of Hogan's Heroes. (Something whacky just happened, I was in the middle of this post, typing along, I must have pressed a key by accident, and completed an incomplete post, don't know, had to come back to edit. Hope it's just me and not the new install of kde 14 because I have seen a flippy with Gwenview, the system froze, had to reboot.) Don't remember where I was going with this now, other than try something other than VLC. Although VLC seems to work better for me in ver. 14- no more screen blanking. I,m sorry everyone, this was too strange. It may be my mouse. I have dropped it to a hardwood floor a few times and there may be a faulty solder joint developing. Time to shut down and examine it.
i5 3570k, ASRock z77 Extreme 4, 8 Gb Ripjaws 1600, Antec 430w psu, HVR 1600 tv tuner, custom case- marble top, oak face. Carver & DCM Time Window sound system. Mint 14 KDE.