Was: SOLVED Re: incessant lockout screens with request for password

Ioannis Vranos ioannis.vranos at gmail.com
Sat Sep 17 12:03:00 UTC 2011

On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 1:50 PM, nepal <nepal.roade at googlemail.com> wrote:
> It appears that there are higher powers than me that have determined my
> screen *will* blank after 10 mins non activity.
> Following shutting down the machine last night and restarting this
> morning, the screen blanking returns. I don't remember hearing any
> Checking xset -q shows that the parameters set yesterday are back to
> their previous values, "prefer blanking" and "DPMS enabled".
> However this is not the end of it.
> I have once again changed the above, just like I did yesterday and yet
> there is still something turning off the screen, not blanking to a
> black screen now, but what looks like an xscreensaver type screen, all
> grey with heavy texture, activated after 10 mins.
> I now have the odd sensation of my head wanting to go in two opposite
> directions, think I'll go lie down and hope someone will offer help.

1. Verify that screensaver is disabled, and then:

2. Click the switch icon at the top right, and go to System
Settings->Hardware->Power Mnagement,

and there make all references "Put display to sleep when inactive
for:" to Never.

Ioannis Vranos


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