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Old 11-01-2009, 04:00 PM   #1
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Question Screensaver Options Freezing Up In 9.10

Hey All,
I downloaded 9.10 like several of you have, only to find that when the 10min that the computer sits idle has froze. When I go to change and make sure that its not on a blank screen that also freezes up only to have to re-boot the system. Yes, I am talking about under the System-> preferences -> screensaver

Have any of you experienced that problem yet? And if so how did you go about getting it to work again?

Thanks again for your time,
Old 11-02-2009, 01:51 PM   #2
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I've seen this problem for several years on various distros whenever I allow the 'random' screensaver rotation to work. When I select a specific screensaver and stay with it , the lockups seem to go away. I know, no root cause, just anecdotal evidence.
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Does your system freeze if you disable the screensaver and leave your computer sitting idle?
Old 11-06-2009, 03:11 PM   #4
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It was the same for me. So far, all I could do was disabling gnome-screensaver. It's no good but no more freezing now...


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