Bug 364592 - Controller input does not prevent screen from turning off
Summary: Controller input does not prevent screen from turning off
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 328987
Alias: None
Product: Powerdevil
Classification: Plasma
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 5.5.5
Platform: Kubuntu Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Plasma Development Mailing List
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Reported: 2016-06-21 12:13 UTC by Lastique
Modified: 2016-06-21 15:40 UTC (History)
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Description Lastique 2016-06-21 12:13:55 UTC
Controller (Dualshock 4 gamepad) input does not prevent screen energy saving. As a result the display turns off while one is playing a game with a controller. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure a timeout for turning off the screen in the System Settings -> Power Management.
2. Start a game with a controller support. I use The Talos Principle.
3. Play the game with the gamepad for a while.

Actual Results:  
The screen turns off mid-game after the timeout.

Expected Results:  
Controller input should count as input and prevent the screen from turning off.

Kubuntu 16.04 x86_64, Nvidia drivers 367.27.
Comment 1 Lastique 2016-06-21 12:16:35 UTC
I'll add that in my case Dualshock 4 is connected via Bluetooth.
Comment 2 Martin Flöser 2016-06-21 15:40:15 UTC
joystick/gamepad input bypasses the normal way of how input is handled. Thus the relevant framework (KIdleTime) just doesn't see the input.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 328987 ***