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Re: every so often, screen just goes black

On Tue, 19 May 2009, Adam Williamson wrote:

> On Tue, 2009-05-19 at 12:51 -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 12:23:27PM +0200, Harald Hoyer wrote:
> > > On 05/17/2009 02:20 PM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > >>    on my (currently up to date) f11 beta system, every so often while
> > >> i'm in gnome, the screen goes black.  no, it's not the screensaver
> > >> kicking in after a certain idle period.  i might have just typed
> > >> something and, two seconds later, blackness.  move the mouse, i get my
> > >> display back.  no harm, just weird.
> > >>
> > >>   i'm currently running the latest radeon driver, with "XAA" in
> > >> xorg.conf.  it's not fatal, obviously, just unusual -- i've never had
> > >> that behaviour in previous versions of fedora.
> > >
> > > This is an already reported bug of gnome-power-manager, IIRC
> >
> > Could this be https://bugzilla.redhat.com/498041 rearing its head
> > again?  I am experiencing this, too, using the build that
> > supposedly fixed that bug.  I'm going to enable some verbosity to
> > see if I can catch it in the act before reopening.
> It's not the same bug, because I had that bug, and I don't have it
> now. :) But it could somehow be related to that. What timeout do you
> guys all have set in gnome-power-preferences for 'Put display to
> sleep when...'?

  for the display, mine's set for 30 minutes but it's *absolutely* not
a function of that time value since, as others have mentioned, the
screen can go black totally arbitrarily, like when i'm literally in
the middle of typing something.  can i assume that's pretty much
what's happening to some of the others who have confirmed this?


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