machine locks during screensaver

Noah admin2 at
Thu Jun 29 21:54:01 UTC 2006

On Thu, 29 Jun 2006 15:52:49 -0500, Christofer C. Bell wrote
> On 6/29/06, Anurag <anurag at> wrote:
> >
> > Atleast by lock i meant ``System Freeze''.  I can't move mouse/use keyboard.
> > Those Alt+SysRQ keys also dont help. I have to manually reset my computer.

for my situation - I am logged into the console and not remote to the machine. 

> I hate to ask this, Anurag, but are you able to log into the machine
> remotely when it has "locked up"?  I ask because it's possible that
> while X has stopped responding to you, that the underlying system is
> still running fine.  This can happen when a graphical application
> (such as gnome-screensaver) has hung while it has "grabbed" the X
> server (when an application requests exclusive control of the X
> server, as a screensaver should, for example).
> If you are able to log into the machine remotely, then I'd suggest
> that your screesaver application is at fault, not the underlying
> operating system.  A side benefit is that you should be able to kill
> off the screensaver process to resume control of your machine.
> There will still be troubleshooting involved to solve the problem
> either way, but at least we'll have more information to think about
> with regards to your problem.
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