[TriLUG] GUI Screensaver Froze-up Problem
ggw at wolves.durham.nc.us
Sat Oct 11 17:16:47 EDT 2003
On Sat, Oct 11, 2003 at 05:05:54PM -0400, Jturena at aol.com wrote:
> My Screensaver "froze". I do not know how to fix this problem...it has
> happened in the past.
> I am running RH 8.0. (with a basic, all-default installation; in other
> words, I do not know enough about the system to "set" and change anything yet).
> I am using GNOME as my default GUI.
> By default, while using Gnome, after a preset amount of time of dis-use, a
> screensaver program will begin running.
> The program seems to run through a batch of separate distinguishable
> screensaver patterns, one after the other.
> As the patterns are running their course, it happens that it will freeze
> during the course of its run. The keyboard and mouse lose their functionality,
> and I am left with a screensaver frozen in the middle of its pattern, with no
> reasonable recourse, that I am aware of, but to "reboot" the system. Ugh!
> I am wondering if this isn't a glitch in the particular individual
> screensaver script(?), and/or, a problem between my computer's graphic capabilities and
> the script's requirements for running.
> It seems to me that it would be such a long drawn-out process for someone
> with my limited knowledge, to fix, that I thought I would ask if this is a
> 'common' problem, and what I should do about it.
> I remember this happening to me before, in a whole other Installation, I
> thought, and I only rebooted and carried on, but I know it made me very insecure
> about leaving my GUI application open, and letting it go into screensaver
> mode, for fear of it freezing up while running a screensaver-- which now it has
> I am suspecting something is wrong within the individual screensaver script
> that is running at the time it freezes up, and if I could eliminate the
> script, I would fix the problem; but I do not know how to correlate the
> picture/screensaver on the screen, with a particular script. Or it could be another
> Anyway, it is enough to drive me to write the LUG and see if anybody knows
> what is wrong with 'whatever'.
> Thanks in advance for any helpful response.
> Meanwhile I will try and find a website with info on known Gnome Screensaver
> Jim U.
I had this problem with RHL8 GNOME Screensavers. It is a few particular
screen savers that freeze at random intervals. My first cut was to go
into the Control Center and disable the few screensavers that did it.
Then I upgraded to RHL9 and the screensavers have apparently been fixed
in the new release. As yet, no screen savers in RHL9 (on the main box)
or Fedora/Severn (beta) have frozen up.
Gregory G. "Wolfe" Woodbury `-_-' Owner/Admin: wolves.durham.nc.us
ggw at wolves.durham.nc.us U RHCT August 2003
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