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Old 11-26-2005, 11:50 PM   #1
Registered: May 2003
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IBM Thinkpad T40 - RHEL 4.0 - Screen goes black when no input


I've been running RedHat EL4.0 on an IBM T40 without any problems for several months, but all of the sudden it's begun exhibiting a strange behavior. If there is no input for 25 seconds (exactly, it seems) the screen goes black. It comes right back as soon as I touch any key but still the problem is annoying to say the least. It almost seems like it's in some sort of power saving mode or something though I can't imagine what I could have done to have caused this. I poked around in /var/log/messages but didn't see anything suspicious. Can anyone guess what might be wrong or have any advice; this is driving me crazy. Thanks in advance for any replies!

Old 11-27-2005, 02:17 AM   #2
Joe Nayares
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You don't specify which Window Manager you are using, but it seems like your
screensaver settings have been changed.
For KDE right-click on the desktop, select Configure Dessktop Then Screensaver settings


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