Doesnt wake up from screen saver

Asked by markto on 2009-02-02

After the screen saver is activated, and it sits for 15 or more minutes, it will quit from SS and the desktop images comes up, and I can move the mouse, but nothing else happens. No icons, no menu, nothing. No key/button sequence brings it out of this state. The only thing I can do is to hold down the power button, until the system powers down. It then reboots and comes up normally, but my "auto" networking, (wired or wireless) is broken. It connects to my AP, but I can not browse. I have to keep enabling and disabling my network until it finnaly works again. I suspect it is "broken" due to the improper shutdown.

This is a brand new darter, less then 3 weeks old running Ubuntu 8.10.

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markto (markto) said : #1

I will clarify - I am bringing it out of the screen saver mode by moving the mouse, or hitting a key. It is not coming out on its own. I have turned off all power mode setting.

Thomas Aaron (tom-system76) said : #2

Hi. Thanks for filing this question.

Run this command just for good measure. It will fix another know bug that acts similarly...
sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-intrepid

Also, what screensaver are you using? There is one (I think it is Flying Toasters, but I'm not absolutely sure) that segfaults and breaks things. Or, if you using the "Random" setting, it could be landing on the dud screensaver on occasion.

I would suggest changing your screensaver to Ant Spotlight and see if the problem recurs.

Finally, does your computer display this behavior every time, or is it intermittent.

markto (markto) said : #3

I am (was) using "smoke" and have since turned it off. This is a very reproducible problem and even though it is turned off, it is still effecting my net connections. My Network Manger is not reliable anymore for wireless. Going to reinstall.

Thomas Aaron (tom-system76) said : #4

I'm sure that the screensaver isn't responsible for problems with your network connection. You may have some problem going on that is affecting your networking.

If you re-install, use these instructions...

ou can download a CD image for Ubuntu here...
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

Once you've downloaded the CD image, you will need to burn it to a CD. However, it must be burned as an *image* and not as a *data * CD. Otherwise, it will not be bootable. Instructions for this vary based on which operating system you are using to burn the CD. Instructions for various operating systems are here.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto

Here are instructions for re-imaging your machine...
http://knowledge76.com/index.php/Restoring_Your_System

If the problem still occurs, let's move this issue to email so that I can have you attach log archives, etc...

markto (markto) said : #5

Installed wicd t 1.5.8 to resolve my flacky wireless connection issues.

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To: Mark Topper
Subject: Re: [Question #59647]: Doesnt wake up from screen saver

Your question #59647 on System76 changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/system76/+question/59647

    Status: Open => Answered

Thomas Aaron proposed the following answer:
I'm sure that the screensaver isn't responsible for problems with your
network connection. You may have some problem going on that is affecting
your networking.

If you re-install, use these instructions...

ou can download a CD image for Ubuntu here...
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

Once you've downloaded the CD image, you will need to burn it to a CD. However, it must be burned as an *image* and not as a *data * CD. Otherwise, it will not be bootable. Instructions for this vary based on which operating system you are using to burn the CD. Instructions for various operating systems are here.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto

Here are instructions for re-imaging your machine...
http://knowledge76.com/index.php/Restoring_Your_System

If the problem still occurs, let's move this issue to email so that I can have you attach log archives, etc...

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markto (markto) said : #6

We can close this for now. My biggest issue with this was that because I had to keep force quitting by power cycling, I think it was corrupting my network manager. I have since uninstalled it and loaded Wicd Manager which works wonderfully.

Thanks for your help.