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    Gnome Screensaver Locks-Up Display

    Hi All,

    Specifications:
    Dell PoweEdge 1600SC
    ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro 256MB PCI graphics adaptor

    Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala"
    Linux 2.6.31-22-generic #69-Ubuntu SMP Wed Nov 24 08:51:08 UTC 2010 i686
    ATI fglrx drivers
    Set up for dual-head display using two Princeton 19" monitors

    Using the Gnome desktop and screensaver

    At some point, I suspect since the last kernel upgrade, I've begun experiencing a problem when the screen locks: I tap a key on the keyboard and the monitors wake up, but I get no "unlock" dialog. I can usually Ctrl-Alt-F1, login and gracefully reboot the system, but sometimes I have to hit hard reset.

    Any clues on what's causing this and how I can fix it? For now I've disabled the screensaver in "System -> Preferences -> screensaver" (I assume that'll stop the problem), but that's not an optimal solution.

    Thanks,
    Jim

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    Re: Gnome Screensaver Locks-Up Display

    Nobody has any clues or suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Jim

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    Re: Gnome Screensaver Locks-Up Display

    Have you perused any of the logs from the time of the lockups -- Xorg.log, syslog, etc?

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    Re: Gnome Screensaver Locks-Up Display

    Have you checked the option "Lock screen when screensaver is active" in your screensaver preferences??

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    Re: Gnome Screensaver Locks-Up Display

    Quote Originally Posted by noah++ View Post
    Have you perused any of the logs from the time of the lockups -- Xorg.log, syslog, etc?
    Thanks for the follow-up, Noah.

    Only thing I've found of interest is
    Code:
    gdm-simple-slave[29823]: WARNING: Unable to load file '/etc/gdm/custom.conf': No such file or directory
    in /var/log/syslog, prior to the reboot. I've located that elsewhere in the logs, incl. areas that don't seem to have resulted in me rebooting. There is an Xorg.log.0.old with a timestamp that matches the hour:minute of the syslog entry with the "custom.com" error message timestamp. There's a lot of informational stuff in there. Can't tell what's important and what's not.

    I searched on the warning message. Inconclusive results, incl. the instance by developers that the message has no bearing on anything. Problems that seem related/associated with this continue to be reported by Ubuntu 10.x users.

    The problem has not recurred since I disabled the screen saver/locker.

    Quote Originally Posted by karthick87 View Post
    Have you checked the option "Lock screen when screensaver is active" in your screensaver preferences??
    I think you misread my issue. The problem isn't that screen-locking isn't happening, it's that, sometimes, when it does, I cannot make it un-happen.


    Thanks,
    Jim

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    Re: Gnome Screensaver Locks-Up Display

    check your power management utilities...(open synaptic and search pm-utils) if you are using a laptop with 1.4 installed remove and reinstall 1.3 http://packages.ubuntu.com/de/lucid/...utils/download after installing 1.3 reboot ... fixes alot of power management issues in 10.10...

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    Re: Gnome Screensaver Locks-Up Display

    Thanks for the follow-up and suggestions, spantch101, but I'm not using a laptop.

    Jim

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