Bizarre Anomaly

Geoff Shang geoff at
Fri Jan 28 14:20:11 UTC 2011

On Fri, 28 Jan 2011, RiverWind wrote:

> I've dealt with a bizarre and rather annoying anomaly ever since I
> started using Linux. This curious occurrence primarily
> characterizes extensive downloads and radio listening sessions. The
> system will seem to go into some sort of sleep mode, and I need to
> put in my user password in order to bring the system back up to a
> state of normal functioning. When ever the system enters these
> periods of seeming somnolence, Orca will say "Windows", and go
> silent.
> I assume this is some sort of screen saver mode, and I find it most
> inconvenient; hence I wish to put an end to it. Any thoughts any of
> you cats might have regarding this matter would be most highly
> appreciated.

You're right, it is the screen saver.  In particular, the password thing 
is probably caused by the "Lock screen when screensaver is active' option, 
which on my system at least was the default.

You can adjust the screen saver settings by going to the system menu, 
preferences, screen saver.


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