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Re: [SLE] Re: [Fwd: [opensuse] No Screensavers]
  • From: Dave Barton <db1@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2006 08:52:34 +1000
  • Message-id: <1151880754.5545.440.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 2006-07-02 at 22:00 +0200, Mello wrote:
> On 7/2/06, jim tate <mickeyboa@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Suse-10.1 , sorry aboutthat
> >
> >
> >
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: jim tate <mickeyboa@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: Suse <opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Date: Sun, 02 Jul 2006 08:00:29 -0400
> > Subject: [opensuse] No Screensavers
> > Set screensavers to run random after five minutes .
> > But after five minutes Monitor screen goes dark and no screensaver, what
> > gives??
> >
> > Jim
> >
>
> *** moving the message to the appropriate list ***
>
> Hi Jim,
> I've seen a similar behaviour in incomplete installations of the
> xscreensaver package.
> Are you sure your screensavers are installed? Can you display/preview
> all of them?
>
> You may also want to check whether there are any relevant messages in
> /var/log/messages.
>
> Thanks,
> -mw

My post a couple of days ago might help you.

<Q>
> I was experiencing an almost identical problem with 10.1 which I
> resolved by going into "KDE desktop configuration -> Display -> Power
> Management setting" then setting "Enable display power management" to
> on and setting the 3 options there to disable.
>
> It sounds illogical and I don't know why it should work, but it works
> for me. YMMV.
>
> Dave

***********************************************************************

>> Hi Dave!
>>
>> Did you also check to 'ON' the option to make the screen saver aware
>> of power control?
>
> I think I did. I say "think", because I remember seeing that option
> and I went to check before answering but now I can't find it.
>
> Dave

***********************************************************************

> Thanks Dave! That worked. Turning power control back on with all of
> the sliders set to disable and making the screen saver aware of power
> control worked.
>
> Now I have workable screen savers but the down side is no power
> control instead of over zealous power control. There doesn't seem to
> be a happy medium with this power control stuff.
>
> It seems that KDE has trouble with screen savers and sound servers
> every time they come out with a new release......Were are the good old
> days of KDE 1.2.... :-)
</Q>

Dave



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