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    [UNsolved] Multiple screensavers slowing system

    Running xubuntu 11.10 with xscreensaver & rss-glx screensaver (Euphoria). My system is lagging late in the day. When I open the task manager I see Multiple screensavers, all Euphoria, burning-up resources.

    How do I prevent this from happening?

    Thanks,
    Lance
    Last edited by LanceHaverkamp; March 21st, 2012 at 03:42 PM.

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    Re: Multiple screensavers slowing system

    Go to Menu / Settings / Settings Manager / Screensaver / Mode and Disable.

    Rodney
    Last edited by Rodney9; March 21st, 2012 at 04:28 AM.

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    Re: Multiple screensavers slowing system

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney9 View Post
    Go to Menu / Settings / Settings Manager / Screensaver / Mode and Disable.

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    Re: Multiple screensavers slowing system

    One reason the screen saver was made optional is because most non tube monitors don't require one . Unless a screen saver is needed they serve as eye candy and waste of resources . I don't know of a way to keep a process from using resources with out disabling it. Using a very basic screen saver may use less resources .
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    Re: Multiple screensavers slowing system

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    One reason the screen saver was made optional is because most non tube monitors don't require one . Unless a screen saver is needed they serve as eye candy and waste of resources . I don't know of a way to keep a process from using resources with out disabling it. Using a very basic screen saver may use less resources .
    One instance of a screensaver that was exiting cleanly would be fine. But I have several instances of the identical screensaver that are continuing to consume resources in the background, after returning to active use.

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    Re: Multiple screensavers slowing system

    I simply disable Screensavers in my Xubuntu because they randomly lock up the computer or turn the monitor to sleep and it can't be awakened without a forced power-off and reboot. Unless you have an old cathode-ray-tube monitor, really. Don't bother with a screensaver at all.

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