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Old 01-09-2008, 11:25 PM   #1
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Molecule screen saver causing system crash in 7:10


Hello one and all, I've just installed Ubuntu 7:10 on my Dell Dimension 4300S. This is my first Linux install and my first experience with Linux in general.

Upon install, I took a look at the screen savers but when I got to Molecule, it freezes my system and forces me to hard crash.

This is complicated by the fact that the screen saver selection is stuck on
molecule, so I can't go to the list to change it, as it immediately crashes my system when I go through System>Preferences>ScreenSaver.

Does anyone know if there is a command and I can put into the terminal to delete this screen saver?

Sorry, this is my first time using Linux, I'm a recovering XP user so I apologize if I'm oblivious to a simple solution!


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Old 01-10-2008, 09:25 PM   #2
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Horray! After much searching of the internet, I came across several other people who've had the same problem. In fact, it turns out it's a known bug... whatever that means...

I discovered how to set my root password (hadn't done that yet!)
After I did that, I deleted the molecule file from the system, and bam! problem solved.

How about that, eh? not bad for a first time terminal user, eh?

-Dave
 
Old 01-12-2008, 06:13 PM   #3
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FWIW, the GLMatrix screensaver completely freezes my laptop (Dell E1405) after a couple minutes of running. I don't know if it does so in the preview window of the configuration section, but it does when running for real. This is on Ubuntu 7.10. I found that it only happens when I have desktop effects enabled. With desktops effects disabled my GLMatrix doesn't have any problems. Anyhow, not sure if this is directly related to your issue, but I thought I'd mention it just in case.
 
Old 01-13-2008, 12:52 AM   #4
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Well, I tried the Molecule screensaver and it completely froze my laptop - with desktop effects disabled. Interesting. You said it's a known bug, that's good news I guess. I hope the author is on it. If I get some time I might Google it and try to find-out what the deal is. Peace.
 
Old 01-13-2008, 03:22 PM   #5
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Well, good luck with that, I think I spotted the answer over at ubuntuforums.org, but I don't have the time right now to do a search.

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