Random screen blanking -- a clue

Sam Varshavchik mrsam at courier-mta.com
Sat Jul 11 02:10:25 UTC 2009

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.

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