Bug 138546 - Power Save features kick in even if computer is in use
Power Save features kick in even if computer is in use
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xscreensaver (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2004-11-09 15:36 EST by Matthew Mott
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-27 18:29:20 EST
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Description Matthew Mott 2004-11-09 15:36:40 EST
Description of problem:
Power Save functionality of xscreensaver appears to take no account of
keyboard/mouse usage, and activates after its set delay even while the
computer is in use.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. In Fedora 2 Gnome menu, select Preferences then Screensaver
2. On the Advanced tab, enable "Power Management Enabled" and enter a
delay of 20 minutes for the Suspend mode and zeroes for the other two
3. Continue to use the computer until the delay has elapsed.
Actual results:
The monitor will blank after 20 minutes, even if a keypress or mouse
movement has been made very recently. If another keypress or mouse
movement is made, the screen will re-appear for another delay period.
Interaction during the delay period does not seem to reset the timer.

Expected results:
The screen should blank after the delay period only if no keyboard or
mouse activity is registered. If such activity is detected the timer
should reset to zero.

Additional info:
If this problem is caused by the use of zero delays in the other two
boxes (apart from suspend), then this is a user interface issue rather
than a timer issue, but a bug nonetheless.
Tested with two different monitors (Dell 17-inch CRT and Dell
UltraScan 19-inch flatpanel).
Comment 1 Matthew Mott 2004-11-21 16:28:54 EST
Update: I have used FC 3 for quite a while with power features enabled, and have
not yet seen this issue. It is not possible to determine whether this is caused
by differing levels of keyboard/mouse activity, or whether the bug has been fixed.
Comment 2 Warren Togami 2004-11-27 18:29:20 EST
This is not enough information to diagnose the problem.  In any case
closing because you are unable to reproduce it now.
Comment 3 Matthew Mott 2004-11-28 06:58:18 EST
Looking at my settings, I think it may have been the use of 0 values
that is confusing the xscreensaver program. I am now using 15/16/17
minutes which seems to work fine. Perhaps the interface should make
clear that "0" does NOT mean "never".

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