Screen Saver lock up
th1bill at sbcglobal.net
Mon Mar 31 19:14:44 UTC 2008
Karl Larsen wrote:
> Willis Taylor wrote:
>> I have just built a new unit with a Biostar K8M800 mainboard, AMD Athlon
>> 64 X2 4000 processor and 2 5i2mb sticks of DDR2. The Ubuntu I installed
>> is v.7.10, 32bit and it runs like a top except that I selected the Ant
>> Spotlight screensaver and it locked up immediately. If I go the GUI
>> route to select anything else it locks up and I loose the screen after
>> about 5 sec. to multiple horizontal lines. If I allow the machine to
>> rest for five minutes it goes to the screen saver and I get the
>> horizontal lines. Can anyone give me a command line to disarm this?
>> Thank you for any help.
> Well I have a BioStar motherboard and it is full of hardware from
> nVidia and it is hard to get it working right. Please check yours by in
> a Terminal type sudo lspci and send us the line that has the video card
> On mine I tried for the nice full featured display and had the EXACT
> problem your having. I am now back to the original nv in
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf and I now have a less good looking display but the
> crud your having disappeared.
On the web I found the solution. Press Alt+F2 and type gconfig-editor
and enter. Navigate to /aps/gnome-screensaver and high-light "theme"
and delete. Bingo, it fixed mine immediately and all my desk top looks
the same and I chose a different Screen-Saver. I hope this helps
Killer Spade 806 CE
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