Screen saver in 10.10

Mike Moum mike.moum at
Sun Oct 31 17:18:44 UTC 2010

On 10/31/2010 12:01 PM, Colin Law wrote:
> On 31 October 2010 16:06, Mike Moum<mike.moum at>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>> The screen saver in ubuntu 10.10 does not seem to work. Instead of
>> showing whatever screensaver I've chosen, it logs me out instead. If I
>> disable the screen saver by unchecking the "activate screensaver when
>> computer is idle" there is no screen saver, of course, but at least it
>> doesn't log me out.
> Have you tried different screensavers?  Google suggests that others
> have seen this, I think if the screensaver crashes X.  Possibly as a
> result of graphics driver problems.
> Colin
I checked both boxes in the screen saver configuration. Still get a 
login screen - login from scratch, all applications are closed. If I 
uncheck both, all is well, except that there is no screen saver, of course.

I tried different selections with in the screen saver, including blank 
screen. Logout behaviour was unchanged. When you suggest a different 
screensaver, are you referring to a different program? Can you recommend 


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