[xubuntu-users] Xscreensaver oddity

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sat Jul 7 20:37:22 UTC 2012

On 07/07/2012 01:31 PM, MR ZenWiz wrote:
> On one of my machines, when xscreensaver is running and the system is
> locked, when I type something or move the mouse, the pop-up window
> where xscreensaver receives input for the password (and allows cancel
> or new login) does not overlay the screen saver image that is on
> display.  The mouse appears and can only move within the area where
> the window would appear, but the window not visible.
> This happens with all the default screensavers contained in
> xscreensaver except Fiberlamp, FuzzyFlakes or GLMatrix.  I use
> GLSlideShow.
> Is anyone else seeing this?
> I've had an exchange with Jamie (who wrote xscreensaver), and he
> thinks my video driver may be at fault.
> My hardware where this is happening is:
> OS: 3.2.0-26-generic #41-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 14 17:49:24 UTC 2012
> x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
>      DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
>      DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04
>      DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise
>      DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04 LTS"
> Internal hardware:
> M/B:    MSI 880G-e45 (MSI-7576) S/N 601-7576-110B1011342290
> CPU:    AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2GHz S/N 9P52092B10266
> ram:    16GB Corsair DDR3 1333MHz (PC10600) 4x4G 9-9-9-24
> K/M:    Logitech MX3000 Cordless Desktop (keyboard & laser mouse)
> sds:    /dev/sda    Hitachi 1TB SATA-300
>      /dev/sdb    Seagate 1TB SATA-300
> dvd:    /dev/sr0    Pioneer 1810 (DVR-112D) 18x DVD+/-RW/DL
>      /dev/sr1    Samsung SH-S223L 22x DVD+/-RW/DL LS
> vid:    ATI Radeon HD 4250 RS880 (on board)
> nic:    RealTek RTL8111/8168B 1000/100/10 (on board)
> f/w:    AMI BIOS V2.11 (12/08/2010)
> xtr:    KingWin Hot Swap KF-1000-BK
>      Silverstone USB 2.0x4, Firewire x1, head/mic
> External:
> mon:    Hannspree I-Inc IH283 28" 1920x1200
> net:    Cisco/Linksys WRT120N
> ups:    APC BackUPS NS 700
> usb:    Brother HL-2240D laser printer
>      Canon CanoScan N1240U/LiDE 30
>      HP OfficeJet J3600 print/copy/scan/fax
>      Fantom 2TB USB 2.0 HDD
> I'm not really sure which video driver I'm running, but it looks like
> fglrx (lsmod: size 3263886, used by 155).
> My xorg.conf is pretty simple:
> Section "Screen"
> 	Identifier	"Default Screen"
> 	DefaultDepth	24
> EndSection
> Section "Module"
> 	Load	"glx"
> EndSection

Not seeing any driver referred to in your conf file. There is a ATI gui 
setup application that you might want to use. Just go their website, 
grab the name of it and you'll find it in synaptic.

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.

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