Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 427032
Gnome Screensaver prevents the screen from turning off
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:39:12 EST
Description of problem:
When I work only on the graphical interface everything is fine: the screen saver
kicks in after X minutes of idle, the screen is being turned off after Y minutes
[configured and managed by Gnome Power Manager] just as it supposed to.
The problem begins if I switch to any text console [ctrl+alt+F1 or so] and
switch back to graphical mode. Again the screen saver kicks in then the screen
is turned off, but only for a few seconds and it goes back on itself and stays
that way forever. No message is displayed, it's just black, if I press any key,
standard screen saver login dialog appears.
The same problem appears after suspend to disk... after wake up the screen won't
Turning off the Gnome screen saver has no effect; removing the whole
gnome-screensaver package from the system resolves the issue, and the screen is
being turned off properly, but always after 10 minutes, no matter the time
chosen in Gnome Power Manager.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Switch to any text console CTRL+ALT+Fx or go into suspend to disk
2.Go back into graphical mode
3.Leave the computer idle until the screen should be turned off by Gnome Power
The screen is off for couple of seconds and goes on by itself.
The screen remains off.
I use a Intel 945GM card on HP nx6310 laptop.
The problem exists both on the 'intel' and 'i810' driver.
Hmm. Seems familiar. Auto screen-off stops working for me after a
suspend-to-RAM/resume cycle (Intel X3100 graphics, intel driver, kernel
188.8.131.52-85.fc8). If I restart g-s-s and g-p-m, after the set amount of time the
screen does go off, but switches back on almost immediately afterwards.
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