going to "control center" "power managment" hangs my machine

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going to "control center" "power managment" hangs my machine

Postby pawelsm on Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:20 am

Hi,

Problems appear when I tried to change the time after which screen saver starts. Tried it twice to change settings both times results in hard reset. My machine is asrock ion 330. Any suggestions ?

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Re: going to "control center" "power managment" hangs my machine

Postby Husse on Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:26 pm

Welcome to Mint
I think I have experienced this too, just about the only hangs in Mint except for Firefox and some oddities caused by experimenting
Unfortunately I did not find a solution so I'll add this to my list and come back to you after some more searching
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Re: going to "control center" "power managment" hangs my machine

Postby pawelsm on Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:13 am

Thanks for the answer I started to think I'm the only one plagued by this inconvenience.

I guess it should be possible to change screen-saver settings without using graphical interface. Any suggestion which file should by edited to change the time before screen-saver activation ?

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Re: going to "control center" "power managment" hangs my machine

Postby pluraldave on Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:16 am

Assuming you are using a gnome desktop (main/universal/64 bit editions) you can edit the screensaver preferences via gconf-editor.

Press Alt+F2 and type gconf-editor

In gconf-editor navigate to /apps/gnome-screensaver


To change the time before the screensaver comes on change the value of "idle_delay".

To change the type of screensaver between none ("blank-only"), normal ("single") and random ("random") edit "mode"

To change the screensaver used ("single" only) edit "themes". The value has the form of "screensavers-<screensaver_name>".
To find the names of your available screensavers open your file browser and navigate to "usr/lib/xscreensaver".
Alternatively you can list the names in the terminal with
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ls /usr/lib/xscreensaver
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Re: going to "control center" "power managment" hangs my machine

Postby Husse on Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:09 am

I think pluraldave has given the answer
After fiddling with this a think it may work "the normal way"
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Re: going to "control center" "power managment" hangs my machine

Postby pawelsm on Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:09 pm

thanks !
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