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In gnome there's a widget to where you can set all the xscreensaver settings. I think this is the same thing as xscreensaver-demo and perhaps the same thing that KDE uses for the same purpose (I don't use KDE so I don't know for sure). If it is, then have you checked to make sure the DPMS related settings (standby, suspend, and off) is set for longer time before they go off compared to what you have set for screensavers? I know that on mine if I set them lower I will get the DPMS settings instead of a screensaver if I don't.
If you're using an LCD, I would recommend to use DPMS (a DPMS mode that turns off the backlight) instead of actual screensaver(s). The reason is that it will help you get a longer life out of the flourescent backlight. Over time the backlight will lose it's brightness and eventually die like any flourescent light inevadebly will. Up to you though, it's your system. It's just something to think about.
Had the problem with screensavers working in preview but only getting a blank window when they were supposed to activate in Kubuntu, saw the post re enabling power management and tried that. Worked like a charm! Screensavers working as they should now. Wanted to say thanks for the solution!