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Old 03-28-2009, 10:57 PM   #1
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Mint will not wake up


First of all, I want to say that Mint 6 has installed and worked flawlessly for my first attempt at Mint linux but I have one small issue that is concerning me.

If I walk away from my computer for more than 45 minutes or so I see the screensaver I set working properly but when I wake the computer, I can only see the desktop wallpaper but the menu, desktop icons, etc are all missing and I have to perform a dirty shutdown and re-boot to get access to my computer distro again. What setting should I be looking for to adjust this issue? I checked power setting and set the machine to sleep never.

Thanks if you can assist.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 01:09 AM   #2
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disable the screensaver.

when the bad stuff is happening, can you exit to another tty - ctrl+alt+F1 say? Can you ctrl+alt+BS to restart X?

Do you have advanced power settings enabled in the bios?

You'll probably find useful information in the X and sys logs.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 08:58 PM   #3
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Well, its not happened today at all. Go figure.

I did change my screensaver though. I wonder if that made a diff?

Thanks anyway. I'll keep my eye on this.
 
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OK - so you may have been experiencing a sluggish exit or hang in the actual screensaver program rather than the screensaver app.
 
Old 03-30-2009, 10:26 PM   #5
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OK - so you may have been experiencing a sluggish exit or hang in the actual screensaver program rather than the screensaver app.
Well, perhaps. How long would you consider "sluggish"? My screensaver would be working properly then I would either click my mouse button or hit the space bar and then It would wake to my desktop background only. No icons, desktop folders etc, nothing but the bare desktop background. Since I don't know many keyboard commands I would have to hold the power button for six seconds till It shut down that way then I would have to start up again to gain my desktop back w/icons.

This was with the engine screensaver and now I'm using the fiber optic lamp looking one and I do not have this issue anymore. In fact I have very few issues other than that one little one with Linux mint. I'm impressed to say the least. I usually have to "tinker" for days when I try a new distro.

My only other issue is with Opera, If I could just get it to cooperate with me..........

Regards

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Old 03-31-2009, 12:36 AM   #6
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Well, perhaps. How long would you consider "sluggish"?
well, I also suggested a "hang".
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This was with the engine screensaver and now I'm using the fiber optic lamp looking one and I do not have this issue anymore.
Right - this issues may be with the engine program rather than the screensaver itself.

You realise that the "screensaver" runs other programs? The fiberoptic lamp program, for eg, is called fiberlamp and can be run normally with:

/usr/lib/xscreensaver/fiberlamp

Please try other OpenGL screensavers to see if it is a general problem with HW acceleration or just that one program.
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In fact I have very few issues other than that one little one with Linux mint. I'm impressed to say the least. I usually have to "tinker" for days when I try a new distro.
Hmmm? Of course, one mans poison... and all that.

It is nice to find a distro which seems built for you though.
 
Old 03-31-2009, 10:11 AM   #7
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Thanks Simon. I'll try a couple other screensavers as time passes and I'll see how the computer reacts.

Its not a terribly old machine by any means, its graphics are built in but with a P4 2.8ghz and 2GB ram this IBM should be able to perform most shipped screensavers I should hope.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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