screensaver weirdness

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Tue Nov 21 07:29:13 UTC 2006

Juha Sandberg wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: D. R. Evans <doc.evans at>
> To: Kubuntu Help and User Discussions <kubuntu-users at>
> Sent: Monday, November 20, 2006 8:05:09 PM
> Subject: screensaver weirdness
> Running dapper, I have set a screensaver by using:
>   K | System Settings | Desktop | Screen Saver
> All the previews and tests seem to work fine, but when the screensaver
> is supposed to be invoked for real, instead I just get a large X logo
> on my screen.
> What else do I need to do in order for my selected screensaver to work?
> Hello! I found some time ago useful trip (don't remember from where)
> Try add following line to /home/user/.kde/share/kdesktoprc after 
> screensaver section: DPMS-dependent=false
> It's work for me

And for me! Sorted a problem I have had for ages; as soon as you start 
using KPowersave instead of Klaptop or the new Powerguidance it breaks 
the screensaver and goes for "the big X". Great many thanks for that one!


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