non-responsive screen saver

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dhdurgee
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non-responsive screen saver

Post by dhdurgee » Thu May 24, 2018 8:37 am

I encountered something unusual this morning. When I came into my office this morning the screen on my laptop was blanked with a timestamp of 23:?? on it? I entered my password to unlock, but there was no response at all. I hit ctl-alt-F1 and was able to logon in a terminal window. I ran top, which showed cinnamon eating the CPU. I tried killing the cinnamon-screensaver without effect. I tried killing cinnamon with no effect. I finally hit ctl-alt-BS to restart x and got my desktop back.

How should I have recovered from this situation? Using an x restart seems extreme and could lose me work. Running LM 18.3 x64 cinnamon.

Dave

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Re: non-responsive screen saver

Post by BozoDel » Wed May 30, 2018 11:59 am

Bump. I've been having the same issue.

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Re: non-responsive screen saver

Post by smurphos » Wed May 30, 2018 1:17 pm

Output from inxi -Fxz would be good.

Do either of you have additional extensions/applets/desklets installed? If so make sure they are up to date. Buggy add-ons have been implicated with memory leaks in Cinnamon, particularly those that monitor the system (CPU temps etc).

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Re: non-responsive screen saver

Post by dhdurgee » Thu May 31, 2018 8:32 am

smurphos wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 1:17 pm
Output from inxi -Fxz would be good.

Do either of you have additional extensions/applets/desklets installed? If so make sure they are up to date. Buggy add-ons have been implicated with memory leaks in Cinnamon, particularly those that monitor the system (CPU temps etc).
I have the Multi-Core System Monitor version 1.7.1 installed here. Checking further, it does appear there is an update available that I will check into.

Do you want that output of that command now, when the problem manifests itself, or both?

Dave

PS: have updated and now running version 1.8.4 of the Multi-Core System Monitor
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Re: non-responsive screen saver

Post by BozoDel » Thu May 31, 2018 3:51 pm

Thanks! Updating the CPU monitor applet seems to have fixed it for me. It's weird that it doesn't update through the update manager like everything else, though.

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