UPDATE:- The repository has been taken down for the version of Caffeine used in this post. Stay tuned for an updated post.
Caffeine is a “A status bar application able to temporarily prevent the activation of both the screensaver and the “sleep” power saving mode.” It comes very handy when you are watching a movie (VLC already blocks screensavers) or working on a project that requires you to get off the screen from time to time.
zhonghuaren has graciously packaged caffeine for OpenSuse and Fedora at
Adding the repository.
zhonghuaren‘s package is missing two vital packages
pynotify for Caffeine to work.
yum install notify-python gnome-python2-gconf
yum install caffeine
The above dependencies might not be needed depending on your choice of desktop environment.