gnome logs out after pause? [feisty]

Matt Price matt.price at utoronto.ca
Mon Mar 12 00:56:13 UTC 2007


On Sat, 2007-03-10 at 12:21 -0500, John Dangler wrote:
> > > 
> > i seem to have more or less figured everything out now -- though i guess
> > that the bug is IN xorg, it can be triggered by nvidia's nonfree driver
> > relatively easily; but whatever the difficulty is, reinstalling the
> > nvidia driver can fix it, at least temporarily.  I think this may also
> > locate the cause of longer-term problems I had in diagnosing and fixing
> > problems with nvidia on this laptop from dapper onwards, including
> > problems with suspending the laptop.  so you mighyt want to try that, at
> > least if you're using nvidis.
> > 
> > but of course it al depends on what exactly you're doing that activates
> > this particular bug -- which hopefully will in any cae be fixed soon in
> > feisty.
> > matt
> I did the same thing.  I reinstalled an updated version of the nVidia
> driver, built a new nvidia kernel, and installed it, but it didn't help.
> Since I'm not big on screensavers anyway, I just turned them off.  I'm
> on Edgy now, and haven't seen the problem (mostly because I shut off the
> screensaver immediately after the install), but it would be nice to find
> a permanent fix for this, since eventually I've switched all of my
> machines to Ubuntu, and I'd like to have either a screensaver and/or
> lockout on my office system.
> > 
> > > 
if all you're looking for is a lockout, it's not hard to reactivate
gnome-screensaver even when 3d renderings crash your machine.  simply
copy this file to ~/.gconf/apps/gnome-screensaver/%gconf.xml :
------
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<gconf>
        <entry name="mode" mtime="1173579746" type="string">
                <stringvalue>single</stringvalue>
        </entry>
        <entry name="themes" mtime="1173579746" type="list"
ltype="string">
                <li type="string">
                        <stringvalue>screensavers-bubble3d</stringvalue>
                </li>
        </entry>
</gconf>
-------
then when you start up the screensaverpreferences dialog, you won't
trigger a crash, and you can customize as you see fit.

best ofl uck,

matt

ps, if indeed we are suffering from the same problem, the fix is
apparently in the works.  

matt


> 
> 
-- 
Matt Price
History Dept
University of Toronto
matt.price at utoronto.ca
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