[TriLUG] GUI Screensaver Froze-up Problem
ed at eh3.com
Sat Oct 11 17:37:40 EDT 2003
On Sat, 2003-10-11 at 17:05, Jturena at aol.com wrote:
> My Screensaver "froze". I do not know how to fix this problem...it has
> happened in the past.
> 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 problems.
This is a fairly common problem and is caused by flaky video drivers.
Usually, its a bug in the OpenGL driver.
There are a number of ways that you can fix it:
1) turn off the screen-saver,
2) set the screen-saver so that it only blanks the screen or
uses one of the "modes" that doesn't cause lockups, or
3) get a better-supported video card.
Edward H. Hill III, PhD
office: MIT Dept. of EAPS; Room 54-1424; 77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
email: eh3 at mit.edu, ed at eh3.com
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