Re: Random screen blanking -- a clue

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On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 9:10 PM, Sam Varshavchik<[email protected]> wrote:
> There's been a steady trickle of complaints from different folks about their
> screens going blank for a second, or two, after upgrading to F11.
>
> I've observed this too -- it happens on one of my laptops every couple of
> days, or so. I've always had the impression that, for some reason, this was
> the screensaver kicking in. They way that happened always gave me that idea.
>
> I'm now pretty sure that, sometimes, for some reason the screensaver kicks
> in even though the system is not idle. I just finished typing, and began
> reading something on the screen, when the screen went black about three
> seconds after I stopped typing.
>
> I did nothing, and the screen continued to stay black. After waiting about
> ten seconds, I pressed the shift key, and my desktop came back.
>
> It's the screensaver. Something's causing it to trip, when it shouldn't.

I was hoping  wasn't the only person having that problem! Anyone have
a solution other than disabling dpms?

Richard

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