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    Question [SOLVED] Ubuntu goes into standby mode in the middle of a game

    While in a middle of running a game, Neverwinter Nights (native Linux client), Ubuntu abruptly goes into standby mode in the middle of a game. When it returns from standby, I get a black screen and Jaunty notification that the wired network is disconnected (the notification doesn't disappear). The mouse pointer is frozen in the middle of a screen and I cannot move the mouse pointer so I'm forced to force shut down the machine by holding the power button and start it up again.

    Could overheating be causing this? It's happened twice so far since I got a new ATI graphics card and started playing games on the machine. It seems to happen during battles, where lots of graphics are flying around. My machine is an older Dell Dimension with a Pentium 4 HT processor which have a reputation for running warm. Thanks for any suggestions on what to do about this.
    Last edited by learningcurb; November 16th, 2009 at 03:21 AM.

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    Re: Ubuntu goes into standby mode in the middle of a game

    You could try setting time on your scrrensaver higher, default is ten minutes, max is two hours. Set it in System>Settings>Screen saver.
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    Re: Ubuntu goes into standby mode in the middle of a game

    Er yeah, it turned out it was my screensaver and power management settings. Thanks for the clue. *facepalm*

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