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Re: Oh....rats.... screensaver activates itself even when you are using the system actively!



On Tue, 2006-03-28 at 12:48 -0800, alan wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Mar 2006, Dan Thurman wrote:
> 
> > Folks,
> >
> > Odd.  Screen-saver kicks in automatically after the preset time
> > even when I am tying away and moving the mouse around...  grr...
> > Don't bang the keys - you will just break 'em. It's the damn
> > software me thinks! :-)
> 
> The only time I have seen that is if you are having clock problems and ntp 
> is running.  So if the clock gets changed to something longer than the 
> delay period, the screen saver turns on.  VMWare has this problem, as well 
> as some broken motherboards.
> 

Yup!  That seems to be the problem!  My clock was set to the wrong
timezone somehow after a manual rpm install when pirut abruptly blew
itself out.

Thanks for pointing this out!

Dan


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