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Old 02-27-2009, 11:17 AM   #1
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Screen saver does not start after period of inactivity


Hello.

I have full install of Slack 12.2 on a Lenovo T60. I am using KDE 3.5.10. Under the Screen Saver section of KDesktop I have the the screesaver to start automatically after 5 min. However, the screen saver does not start after 5 minutes.

Is the screen saver request an ACPI event that requires a handler and action defined? If so, what is the event?
 
Old 02-27-2009, 03:07 PM   #2
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Are you using an OpenGL screen saver but do not have 3D direct rendering support enabled?

As a simple test, try using the basic Blank Screen screensaver. In KDE you can invoke the screensaver without a timeout by locking the screen. If you are not using the Lock/Logout buttons, the default keyboard shortcut is Ctrl-Alt-L.
 
Old 02-27-2009, 07:45 PM   #3
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Well, I am using an OpenGL screen saver that works when I start it manually.

Note: I have had trouble getting direct DRI to work correctly, so it uses indirect. With direct, the window borders become corrupted after the screen saver.

I will try a non-OpenGL screen saver and see what happens.
 
Old 02-27-2009, 07:52 PM   #4
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Interesting, the blank screen saver did activate automatically.
 
  


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