Screen Saver

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Sat Jan 10 09:31:17 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-01-09 at 21:52 -0800, Ray Parrish wrote:
> Someone else 
> suggested that it was actually power management doing the blanking, and 
> told me how to shut that off, and I already have tried that with no joy.

It's very likely DPMS [1] interfering with Gnome Screensaver. You can
try to set other DPMS timings (or turn DPMS off) using the xset command,
and write them into xorg.conf if this indeed turns out to be the
problem. Here [2] are good in-depth instructions for testing and solving

Here [3] is a straightforward article about the issue in Feisty, with

The forums have several articles about it, too, but they are down at the
moment. Here's Google's cache for one of them [4]


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