can not turn off screen saver

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Werafa
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can not turn off screen saver

Post by Werafa » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:57 am

Hi all,
Just installed linux for the first time (Cinamon).
first problem is, I can not wake the computer up after the screen saver kicks in.

I have the LM logo and the clock. I have no mouse, and no keyboard input is recognised. My only option is to do a hard reset and reboot. can anyone tell me what to do?

Thanks
Werafa
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Re: can not turn off screen saver

Post by Werafa » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:29 am

a bit more info,
mint ver is 18.3
comp is Toshiba satelite pro A200

install is a clean install on a blank disk
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Re: can not turn off screen saver

Post by Snafu » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:15 am

When all else fails follow the instructions

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Re: can not turn off screen saver

Post by I2k4 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:59 am

Generally I prefer to manually suspend and don't like automated power management or screensaver/locker. I disable power management in Cinnamon with a panel applet, right-click Panel / Add Applets / install "Inhibit Applet" - you can then left-click the panel applet to disable power management and/or notifications. I have not found a way to make the settings permanent, so have to manually toggle power management off after rebooting. Screensaver / Locker can be disabled in System Settings - the second tab gets rid of password protection, etc. The protective features may be wanted if the PC is left in an exposed place, but I don't need them.
TRUST BUT VERIFY any advice from anybody, including me. Ubuntu / Mint user since 10.04 LTS. M17.3 Cinnamon (Dell 1520). Dual booting M17.3 XFCE / W7 (Acer netbook) and M18.3 Cinnamon / W7 (Lenovo desktop). Testing M19.x 64bit on live USB.

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