[SATLUG] Xscreensaver problem

herb cee hc at lookcee.com
Thu Jun 26 20:01:05 CDT 2008

John D Choate wrote:
> On Thursday 26 June 2008 15:55:16 herb cee wrote:
>> John D Choate wrote:
>>> On Thursday 26 June 2008 13:50:38 Jeremy Mann wrote:
>>>> It doesn't do anything but set the permissions of the DRI device. Its
>>>> something like:
>>> Ok, that sounds like what I've done before:
>>> chmod 666 /dev/nvidia*
>>> I'm pretty sure I tried that but will do so again.
>> John I have same condition on this box before I upgraded to Ubuntu 8.04
>> have not tested since I got around it by setting saver to blank screen
>> and turning power mgt to never never in System>Preferences>Screensaver>
>> PowerManagement. I got tired of fighting the same power mgt lock-ups I
>> had 3 yrs ago but I use this puter all the time it is powered on so I
>> lose little tiny amount maybe. sometime later on I will see if the
>> upgrade fixed this when it is 'nap time' LOL.
>> herb

Not fixed in Ubuntu 8.04 had to reboot the machine so it's reset back to 
blank screen.

> Thanks all for the suggestions... I will try to fix it this evening sometime, 
> maybe. My priority when I get home will be installation of the Geforce 
> 8800-GTS I just got to replace the mediocre geforce-8500 in the new 
> machine :) 
> Hmm 128 stream processors on the new card vs. 16 stream processors on the 
> current card... think I'll notice a difference?? I'm guessing I will.

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