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

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sat Sep 17 18:17:26 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-09-17 at 11:50 +0100, nepal 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.

I agree, stuff like that will make you crazy. There are times I miss
DOS. :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
Linux user# 44256 

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list