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Old 04-30-2003, 03:58 PM   #1
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KDE Panel moves to center of screen after walking away for 10 mins...


Got a small, but annoying, problem.

I have RH9 loaded on my Toshiba Satellite Laptop. It is a Celeron 1.8GHz box with 512MB RAM and a 30 Gig. It has an Nvidia GeForce 4 GO 16MB Vid card.

The laptop runs great with RH9 on it.

Here is the problem:

If I walk away from the laptop it seems that either the screensaver comes on or it turns off the laptop display after like 10 mins. That is great, but when I come back and move the mouse or hit a key on the keyboard, my screen comes back but the KDE panel is in the center of the screen (horizontally).

The only way for me to fix this is to do "CTRL-ALT-DEL" to log off and then it's OK. Once I log back on it's OK too.

This is just annoying as heck. If it sits at the login screen, and I walk away, and then come back it's all messed up too. The top of my screen is on the bottom and vice versa. When this happens I have to do a hard shutdown because I can't see or click on stuff.


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Old 04-30-2003, 06:12 PM   #2
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Can't say I've heard this before, but if it were me I'd use Gnome for a while and see if the same thing happened. I'd also check to see if Toshiba Laptop support was configured into the kernel or as a module and make sure the module was being loaded. From what I've seen tho Toshiba laptop support is almost always compiled as a module with the stock kernel, but I don't use RH 9 (just 8 and 7.3) I also took a peek at my NVidia trouble shooting guide and saw under Known Laptop Issues that power manage ment is currently not supported in laptop computers. This was 2 or 3 drivers ago, but it may still be the case. I'm not sure if this would cause the problems your experiencing, but if the same or similar happens in Gnome then it may be due to the vid card not working with power management.

Old 04-30-2003, 07:24 PM   #3
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I'll check it out. In the mean time I may also load SuSE 8.2 and see how it works

Peace out


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