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Old 09-20-2005, 02:03 AM   #1
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KDE Screensaver Problem


Ok, I know this has probably been answered previously, but I was unsuccessful in locating an answer in my allocated timeframe.

I recently upgraded to kernel 2.6.13, and now the KDE Screensavers won't kick in after being idle after the specified time. I checked out the settings and it was all still correct and tested the screensaver and it loads. Also, I can still click the lock screen button and it will do as I am expecting it to.

Can anyone guide me as to what is going wrong?
 
Old 09-20-2005, 06:54 PM   #2
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Does the screen go blank when the timeout period elapses?
 
Old 09-20-2005, 08:09 PM   #3
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Well, I had a problem while back where certain screensavers that come in the xscreensavers package wouldn't work. But I don't think ALL of my screensavers wouldn't work.

Is it certain ones? Or all?
 
Old 09-20-2005, 08:58 PM   #4
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No screensaver is even remotely activated, as far as I can tell. I set it to lock (password) the screen after 5 minutes, but even after 3 hours, I can sit down and work without having to unlock it. No screensaver. No locking. Seems like nothings happening after I leave the computer.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 10:01 PM   #5
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There should be a watchdog process running in the background. Check 'ps' to see if you see a screensaver process running and let me know if one is present. If it isn't there, try manually invoking it via 'xscreensaver.'
 
Old 09-20-2005, 11:05 PM   #6
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well one option you could resort to is downloading the xscreensaver package from http://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/ and disabling your kde screensaver. I have had success with this. Actually, i had to do this b/c the KDE screensavers wouldn't recognize my power options where the xscreensaver i installed would
 
  


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