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Old 03-27-2003, 10:30 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: Bonny Scotland
Distribution: RedHat 8.0/Gentoo
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Gentoo screensaver problem with large emerges

When i start a large emerge job, say emerge kde, i find that after the couple of days that it takes that my screen goes kinda black and lifeless. A screensaver is set to appear every hour or so but after long emerges it seems to dissaper leaving a black screen

When i wiggle the mouse, punch the keyboard nothing happens. I have done this and left it for for a couple of minutes also.

Does anyone know why this would ne happening, it leaves me with no option but to poweroff the machibe and hope that noting major is broken.


Old 03-27-2003, 09:00 PM   #2
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Are you emerging from the CLI or from a GUI? When i emerge software my screen does a similar thing, but with a move of the mouse (in the GUI) or a keystroke (in the CLI) the screen does come back up so i can see my progress.
Old 03-28-2003, 03:09 AM   #3
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I usually emerge from inside gnome, i suppose i should try it without X started.

It just seems to "give up the ghost" after a long time, kinda forgets what it's meant to do. I have tried moving the mouse, CTRL-ALT-F1 etc, CTRL-ALT-DEL etc but nothing seems to happen

It's a kinda difficult problem to describe



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