Screen Saver Bug # 560298

Tom H tomh0665 at
Mon Apr 12 15:13:46 UTC 2010

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 11:06 AM, Kenneth Loafman <kenneth at> wrote:
> Karl Larsen wrote:
>> On 04/12/2010 08:29 AM, Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
>>> On Mon, 12 Apr 2010 06:23:42 -0600
>>> Karl Larsen<klarsen1 at>  wrote:
>>>>   Well it appears the REAL problem was the need to provide a
>>>> password every 5 minutes.
>>> You do know that it doesn't happen if you are actually /using/ your
>>> computer, don't you?  I can't imagine five whole long minutes of
>>> inactivity sitting in front of the screen.  I'd have to get up and go
>>> outside, read a book, interact with the family or something in all that
>>> intervening time.
>>> Cybe R. Wizard
>>          I just fired up my laptop to answer another question on the
>> list. It has already been 5 minutes since I did anything. With the
>> screen saver at 5 minutes it would have dropped out. Then I would come
>> back to it and bring up the darn password panel!  While working on it
>> this computer, if it had the same setup would drop out. It is for me a
>> bad idea.
>> 73 Karl
> I agree.  I've got it in a VMware session, have turned off the screen
> save and the power save options, and it still turns off.
> Not ready for prime-time just yet.

You must be missing a setting because I have Lucid in a VBox and have
turned off the screensaver and disabled the power-saving features.

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