[kde-linux] no screensaver in KDE & CPU goes to 100%
briarpatch.jim at earthlink.net
Fri Mar 23 00:55:45 UTC 2007
On Thursday 22 March 2007 09:12:42 am Ernie Schroder wrote:
> On Thursday 22 March 2007, a tiny voice compelled Jim Philips to write:
> > On Wednesday 21 March 2007 01:59:42 am Bogus Zaba wrote:
> > > Jim Philips wrote:
> > > > When my machine is idle, I rarely get a screensaver, even though I
> > > > have KDE configured to turn it on after 5 minutes of idle time. What
> > > > happens instead is that my CPU goes to 100% and the fan comes on. I
> > > > also have Gnome on this box (for my wife). It has no trouble going to
> > > > the screensaver or to hibernate mode. So, I'm thinking this has to be
> > > > something KDE specific. But I don't know where to start. Any ideas?
> > >
> > > I think there are two places in the KDE control centre that you need to
> > > set things up - one is screensaver (which comes under Appearance &
> > > Themes) and the other is the Power Control settings for the display
> > > (which don't just affect the display as far as I can tell). I get to
> > > these by right-click on the desktop followed by "Configure Desktop" in
> > > the context menu that pops up.
> > I tried setting my monitor to hibernate after 30 minutes. The end result
> > is that my computer not only goes to 100% CPU, but I have to kill X
> > Windows to get back to a state where it's useable. This is KDE 3.5.6 on
> > Kubuntu Edgy. Again, just setting the screensaver to come on, will do
> > this. Setting hibernate mode makes things even worse. No screensaver
> > setting will do the same thing. The problem is non-existent when I'm
> > running Gnome on the same box.
> Have you tried a non GL screensaver? Perhaps try a blank screen and see
> what happens. My box used to hang up just like that with any opengl
> screensaver set.
Thanks for the thought, but I don't use a GL screensaver at all. I just use
the banner with the current time.
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