Bug 193066 - Screen turns off frequently in fullscreen games
Summary: Screen turns off frequently in fullscreen games
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-screensaver
Version: 5
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-05-24 20:59 UTC by Donald Straney
Modified: 2008-03-18 18:34 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-03-18 18:34:21 UTC

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Description Donald Straney 2006-05-24 20:59:40 UTC
I've noticed that when I'm playing a fullscreen game in FC5 (it's happened with
Enigma, PlanetPenguin Racer, TORCS, Defendguin, and GL-117, but not during
normal use), the screen will fade to black about every 10 minutes, stay that way
for 20-30 seconds, then suddenly turn back on again.  It only happens in GNOME,
and even when I've turned off all power management options and killed the
gnome-power-manager daemon.  However, when I kill the gnome-screensaver daemon,
the problem disappears (the normal screensaver doesn't use a blank screen).  I'm
running it on a Gateway MX6121, in case it matters.

Comment 1 jmccann 2006-06-02 20:03:37 UTC
This is fixed in HEAD upstream.  There is a patch on the following bug report
that will fix it however it is a bit large and scary for a stable branch:

Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-03-18 18:34:21 UTC

We no longer support Fedora Core 5 and I am currently trying to get my open bug
count down to a more manageable state.  I'm going to close this bug as WONTFIX.
 If this issue is still a concern for you, would you mind trying to reproduce on
a supported version of Fedora and reopening?

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