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jestermgee

Detect Screen Off?

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I am working on a monitor for my media server to automatically shutdown the server when it is not required to be running.

At the moment the monitor runs as a service ont he server and simply checks via a ping to see if the HTPC machines are online. If they are it then makes a second check to see if the screen saver is running. If the screen saver is running then a shutdown sequence begins. This all works fine.

The issue I want to solve now is that my HTPC in the lounge is set to auto turn OFF the monitors after 1 hour and when the monitor is switched off, the screensaver is terminated and the monitor sees the machine as being on and in use.

I would like to build a 3rd check that can see if the machine has switched off the monitor.

Any ideas?

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