Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 118743
Xscreensaver doesn't blank
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:38 EST
Description of problem:
After upgrading from XFree86 to xorg xscreensaver doesn't work anymore
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Don't touch the computer for a while
The screen is never blanked
The screen should be blanked after configured amount of time
I had to change my mouse from using /dev/psaux to /dev/input/mice
because it went crazy using /dev/psaux when upgrading to xorg. Using
home rolled 2.6.3 kernel.
Correction: It isn't 100%, it just seems to happen sometimes.
Running in verbose mode I get complaints about there being no keyboard
or mouse data in /proc/interrupts. I also get the following error:
XF86MiscSetGrabKeysState(1) returned MiscExtGrabStateAlready. Don't
know what's relevant...
This is has started happening to me as of yesterday as well. I am using
the latest xorg-x11 with the latest kernel from Raw Hide. This is on an
i865G P4 system with a GeForce MX 440 AGP card (stock nv module). If
left "blanking" for long periods of time, not only it doesn't activate
DPMS, it doesn't unblank to normal operation, either. I can log into
the box, though, and kill X. chvt will just hang, until I suspend or
kill it, and vt7 will remain the current console.
Let me know if there's anything else I can try to pin down the problem.
I've detected another thing that may be related. Since installing xorg
sometimes (while I'm actively using my computer) my monitor switches
off (showing a "no input" message, exactly like when dpms:ing off) and
as soon as I touch mouse or keyboard it switches on again. This
doesn't happen when xscreensaver is deactivated, so it seems that
sometimes xscreensaver thinks I haven't touched my computer in half an
hour even though it's sometimes less than half a minute since last input.
It simply seems that there's some bug in the way xorg is feeding
screensaver idle data...
I haven't had any problems with this in the last month or so. Guess
things were fixed in xorg. Is it ok to close it?
I also have not seen any problems with this in rawhide, and no one
else has mentioned any problems. Go ahead and close this, Daniel.