[ubuntu-uk] Notebook Problems

Jai Harrison jai at jaiharrison.com
Sun Feb 17 13:10:13 GMT 2008


I do use Compiz but the screensaver reference makes more sense. I
recently started using the Ubuntu Satanic Edition screensaver and
startup/shutdown bar thing (I haven't a clue what that's called).

Assuming this is the cause I'm unsure of exactly how to remove it or
replace it with the original Ubuntu files. It's a shame though as this
stuff looks fantastic.

On 2/17/08, Matthew Wild <mwild1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> If it is not a power saving problem, it sounds like X (the graphical
> display manager) is crashing.
> On Feb 16, 2008 11:29 PM, Jai Harrison <jai at jaiharrison.com> wrote:
> > Hey,
> >
> > I use an Acer TravelMate 4151LMi (Notebook) and I have recently been
> > having some issues with Gutsy - namely being automagically logged out
> > and presented with the GDM sometimes when the notebook lid is closed.
> Do you use desktop effects/compiz, or similar? They are enabled by
> default in Gutsy, it could be worth disabling them just to test.
> You'll find the options under System->Preferences->Appearance.
> > The other is a bizarre black screen state in which the monitor simply
> > turns off and won't turn back on again (resulting in a requirement to
> > reboot).
> >
> Do you have a screensaver enabled? Set it to blank for testing purposes, if so.
> When in this state, does Ctrl+Alt+F1 do anything? Ctrl+Alt+F7?
> Ctrl+Alt+Backspace?
> When rebooting from this state, you may be doing this with a hardware
> reset button or similar. See if the laptop responds to the key
> sequence in section 4 of this post:
> http://matthewstechnologyblog.blogspot.com/2007/06/how-to-recover-ubuntulinux-pc.html
> Hope this helps, if not fix, then diagnose the problem :)
> Matthew.
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