Originally Posted by rpa
Sorry ... I am not saying that changing setting with "gconf-editor" "fixed" the problem but it did seem to make things better. How I reached that conclusion will need to be described in a little more detail so kindly bear with me (!) -
I think I may have mentioned this above, but it's my wife's desktop system that has the Intel graphics chip-set in it. She is currently running a Fedora 12 system. Yesterday the Fedora people issued several updates, including a minor kernel update.
We immediately (well, about 10 minutes after rebooting) noticed that, whenever the system attempted to save power or start a screen saver, the screen would go black and and the system would be "dead," responding to nothing except a "hard" power-off.
Anyhow, I've now disabled all power saving and screen-saver triggers, and she seems to be able to run with no problem. (By the way, she was running KDE under KDM, so - if this is a "solution" - it's not a GNOME one.)