Why does RPi 7" screen goes blank in Kodi


#1

Hi

The 7" screen works fine but when running Kodi and not interacting with it the screen goes blank after about ten minutes. The Pi is still there and I can ssh into it but it is not possible to get the display back unless I perhaps unplugs the wifi sub dongle and replug it and that sometimes wakes it back up. It is not a power supply problem. I have used independent psu and when running the Pi to HDMI to a monitor all works fine.

I have the exact same behaviour on two different Pis and screens.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.


#2

I think there was a software update after the screen was launched to allow “wake from touch” functionality perhaps that hasn’t made it into Kodi yet?


#3

Hi. It does not wake from use of the mouse or keyboard either. I have turned off the Kodi screen saver. Does the X Windows session keep the screen ‘alive’ somehow which Kodi does not do?