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Old 02-19-2003, 05:38 PM   #1
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Redhat 8 Screen Saver Problem


I have RH8 running on a Dell Inspiron 4150 laptop. The problem is that the screensaver seems to go all haywire and locks up the computer leaving the only option off shutting down with power button ( not a good option ).
Can anyone help please.

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which screensaver are you using? have you tried using others?

there's some HERE - sorry can't recommend any in particular, haven't used any of these

can you get out of the lockup by ctrl+alt+F# - then kill X or the screensaver?

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Old 02-20-2003, 09:05 PM   #3
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I am using Gnome 2. Looked at those optional screensavers and will download and try.

Can't use Ctrl alt F# when machine "locks" but will use this option before I leave laptop idle as command line terminal is fine.

Thanks for your help Genessee
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are you sure it's the screensaver and not some other powersaving feature that kicks in at around the same time?
Old 02-21-2003, 03:02 AM   #5
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I have found, after numerous different combination's, that if I set mode to "Only One Screensaver" and "Lock Screen After 0 minutes" in Screensaver Preferences, then no more problems.

This seems peculiar but I am happy with this as it beats having to kill X Windows every time before ScreenSaver kicks in.

Now I need to investigate quirks of laptops powersaving functions as you suggest.



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