[SDL] SDL tampers with display power settings on the sly

Sam Lantinga slouken at devolution.com
Sun Feb 24 22:27:53 PST 2008


SDL turns off screensaver by default because 99% of the applications
which use SDL are games or media players, and authors have often
requested this functionality.

In SDL 1.3 it will be an API function, but to preserve API compatibility
it's controlled by an environment variable in SDL 1.2.

Still, it's supposed to restore the settings when you call SDL_Quit().
Is that happening properly in your application?  I haven't heard any
other reports of this issue... ?

See ya,
	-Sam Lantinga, Lead Software Engineer, Blizzard Entertainment



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