gnome logs out after pause? [feisty]

Matt Price matt.price at
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"?>
        <entry name="mode" mtime="1173579746" type="string">
        <entry name="themes" mtime="1173579746" type="list"
                <li type="string">
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,


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


Matt Price
History Dept
University of Toronto
matt.price at
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