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nVidia playback problem

Using nvidia-xconfig with Debian, the screen may go into standby mode.
This doesn't seem to be a bug with VLC media player, but it may occur when using VLC, such as when watching a movie.

The easiest thing to try is disabling the screensaver through PreferencesVideoDisable screensaver.

Another approach is to run

$ xset dpms 0 0 0 && xset s noblank && xset s off

which disables DPMS (Display Power Management Signaling).

If the issue does not resolve, and it seems VLC-specific, then report a bug.

This page is part of the informal VLC Support Guide.
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