Temporarily disable screensaver and sleep functions - Caffeine vs. Wakefull

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Temporarily disable screensaver and sleep functions - Caffeine vs. Wakefull

Post by Faust » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:22 am

Has anyone here tried using either of these ?

Very useful for long processes that don't want interrupting , or constant attention ( eg slow downloads , network analysis )
On Windows systems I always used " Don't Sleep " .... a simple but very elegant piece of coding IMO .

Caffeine seemed like the obvious choice for a Linux equivalent but it now has some odd behavior ,
which involved the dev in a rather heated discussion ( about taking away the user's choice of which processes it covered ) .

"ALL" would seem to me to be the most sensible default option , but the dev clearly thought differently -
https://bugs.launchpad.net/caffeine/+bug/1321750

So I switched to Wakefull , which is much more useful for what I need .
https://sourceforge.net/projects/wakefull/

A white coffee cup icon appears in the notification area , on boot .
Clicking on it disables screensaver and sleep functions , and the cup turns brown ( full of coffee :) ).
Click again to cancel .
Simple and effective , and no need to mess with my preferred power settings .... exactly what I wanted !

I thought there may be other folk who have been looking for an app like this one .
" And so it goes " - Kurt Vonnegut
The modern reality and the satirical parody are rapidly converging .

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Re: Temporarily disable screensaver and sleep functions - Caffeine vs. Wakefull

Post by charroo » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:29 pm

i'n trying to install wakefull but get an error:

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ron@ron-H81M-S2H ~ $ cd Downloads/
ron@ron-H81M-S2H ~/Downloads $ ls
tnuot_2017-11-20.pdf  wakefull  _wakefull_1.3.0.zip
ron@ron-H81M-S2H ~/Downloads $ cd wakefull/
ron@ron-H81M-S2H ~/Downloads/wakefull $ ls
COPYING     wakefull_active.sh     wakefull_icon_brown.svg  wakefull_start.sh
install.sh  wakefull_app.desktop   wakefull_icon_white.svg  wakefull_stop.sh
README      wakefull_auto.desktop  wakefull.py
ron@ron-H81M-S2H ~/Downloads/wakefull $ sudo install.sh
[sudo] password for ron: 
sudo: install.sh: command not found
ron@ron-H81M-S2H ~/Downloads/wakefull $ 
what is the problem?

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Re: Temporarily disable screensaver and sleep functions - Caffeine vs. Wakefull

Post by Kib » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:26 am

charroo wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:29 pm
i'n trying to install wakefull but get an error:

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ron@ron-H81M-S2H ~ $ cd Downloads/
ron@ron-H81M-S2H ~/Downloads $ ls
tnuot_2017-11-20.pdf  wakefull  _wakefull_1.3.0.zip
ron@ron-H81M-S2H ~/Downloads $ cd wakefull/
ron@ron-H81M-S2H ~/Downloads/wakefull $ ls
COPYING     wakefull_active.sh     wakefull_icon_brown.svg  wakefull_start.sh
install.sh  wakefull_app.desktop   wakefull_icon_white.svg  wakefull_stop.sh
README      wakefull_auto.desktop  wakefull.py
ron@ron-H81M-S2H ~/Downloads/wakefull $ sudo install.sh
[sudo] password for ron: 
sudo: install.sh: command not found
ron@ron-H81M-S2H ~/Downloads/wakefull $ 
what is the problem?
You need enter full address like this:

kib@kib-Venture ~ $ cd wakefull
kib@kib-Venture ~/wakefull $ ls
COPYING wakefull_active.sh wakefull_icon_brown.svg wakefull_start.sh
install.sh wakefull_app.desktop wakefull_icon_white.svg wakefull_stop.sh
README wakefull_auto.desktop wakefull.py
kib@kib-Venture ~/wakefull $ sudo install.sh
sudo: install.sh: command not found
kib@kib-Venture ~/wakefull $ sudo /home/kib/wakefull/install.sh
system check: passed
Done.

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Re: Temporarily disable screensaver and sleep functions - Caffeine vs. Wakefull

Post by Kib » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:59 am

Anyway program didnt work in my case, when i am watching movie through VLC player, screen go dark. Linux mint 18.3 Mate.

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