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Old 10-22-2007, 03:32 PM   #1
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Screensaver restarts ubuntu

Whenever my computer comes out of the screensaver, ubuntu restarts. I don't really know how else to explain it, it's just that whenever I get out of the screensaver, it takes about 30 seconds and then I'm back at the login screen.

I tried to find if maybe that's a security option, but I can't find any way to deactivate it. So I'm really not sure if that's a security option or if it's not supposed to be like that, but is there any way to change it?
Old 10-23-2007, 08:17 AM   #2
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Is it a reboot? Sounds really quick for 30seconds, if it has to powerdown.

Do you have any logs?

/var/log/messages at the time where your computer crash?
Old 10-23-2007, 01:39 PM   #3
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No, no, it's not the whole computer that reboots, just Ubuntu, if that makes sense. It doesn't go to the grub screen or anything like that.

I took a look at that messages file (I had never seen that file before, it's pretty interesting). Nothing is listed at the exact time it restarts. For this particular time, I made sure that I went into the screensaver preview and left as quickly as I could, prompting the restart. So, Ubuntu started to restart at exactly 13:34:40. The log, though, doesn't list anything at that time, just when it began to restart--

Oct 23 13:34:26 andrew-laptop gconfd (root-7202): Resolved address "xml:readonly:/var/lib/gconf/defaults" to a read-only configuration source at position 4
Oct 23 13:34:46 andrew-laptop kernel: [ 552.248057] [fglrx] PCIe has already been initialized. Reinitializing ...
Oct 23 13:34:56 andrew-laptop gconfd (root-7202): GConf server is not in use, shutting down.
Oct 23 13:34:56 andrew-laptop gconfd (root-7202): Exiting
Old 10-23-2007, 03:16 PM   #4
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Well, I just updated to 7.10, and now it's working just fine. Thanks anyway, though!
Old 10-26-2007, 12:45 PM   #5
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I had the exact same problem with 7.04, works fine, screen saver -tries- to kick in, error that you can't read in time, then back to the login screen.

I ended up having to re-run the configuration for the xserver:

sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.mybackup.conf


sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Which fixed a problem with my resolution not going above 800x600 and made the screen saver work as well.


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