Why does my system dim and go grey sometimes?

Jacob Piotrowski jake at jakepi.net
Tue Jan 20 03:23:20 UTC 2009

Check under preferences --> screen saver --> power management.  One of  
the options should be to dim the screen when your machine is idle.  It  
seems to be set to a pretty short time too!

On Jan 19, 2009, at 9:07 PM, mark Pyles wrote:

> Hi everyone:
> I am using Unbuntu 8.04 (gnome desktop) on a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop
> and wanted to know why is it that sometimes whenever I am reviewing a
> webpage or email or anything else that my screen seemss to dim and go
> grey? I have  3 gigs of ram so I would have thought that would be more
> than enough? Is there something I can do to fix that? Thanks.
> Mark
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