Screen Saver lock up

Willis Taylor th1bill at
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 
> information.
>     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.
> Karl
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
someone else.

Bond Servant,
Bill Taylor
Killer Spade 806 CE

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