tp40 screen blanks forever

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Sun Dec 7 15:22:04 PST 2003


> > thinkpad t40p
> > 4.9-stable as of friday, all cvsupped and portupgraded to death
> > 
> > SYMPTOM: if i leave the desktop alone for maybe an hour, the screen
> > is blanked and i can not get it back, even by killing X.  i have to
> > reboot the machine to get the screen back
> > 
> > bios has screen blanking turned off
> > 
> > does not happen when X/gnome have not been started, i.e. running as
> > a non-X user
> > 
> > gnome screensaver set to DisableScreenSaver
> > 
> > still happens if i kill the xscreensaver process
> > 
> > xset has dpms disabled
> > 
> > help, i am running out of goat entrails!
> 
> Are you sure this is a GNOME problem?

nope

> What happens if you run another X session?

will try building another wm.  maybe one with a smaller footprint :-)

randy



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