Bizarre:: blank screen [on KVM] refuses to come back...

Gary Kline kline at
Mon Nov 3 11:47:28 PST 2008

	A couple of things may be related to this behavior. When I have
	left my keyboard for more than a few hours, FreeBSD with X11
	running KDE3 remains blanck/blank.  No amount of moving my
	mouse of tapping keys will bring back the display.  (I'm writing 
	this ssh'd in my via Ubuntu [KDE?].)

	I noticed--via top--that the system was loaded at above 2.00 
	while otherwise "idle"; I've killed off a bunch of processes but
	cannot get the load below 1.00.   I'm running 7.0, on a
	Dell-8200, 1G RAM.  

	So:  any suggestions how to get my screen back? Has anybody seen
	this before?  Why the heavy load:: any ideas?  And, is there any
	way I can turn off screen blanking *completely*?  I almost always
	turn off the display anyway if I'm gone for > 15-20 minutes.

	thanks for any clues.  i hate to keep rebooting. ...


 Gary Kline  kline at  Public Service Unix

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