On Tuesday 28 July 2009 21:29:16 Gryphon wrote:
This is happening to me immediately after I load the preferences
don't even get a chance to select a screensaver.
I was trying to go in and set it to "blank" but I can't even do that
the machine hangs.
The only way to recover is to do a hard reset of the machine.
Also, probably related is that if I just let the machine sit and allow the
screensaver to activate, I'm still able to access the box and
seems to work normally, except that my screen has turned very dark.
almost as if my desktop display preferences have changed.
But, if I view the screen remotely it looks fine and if I restart the
machine it's fine until the screensaver activates.
Of course I can't get in to turn off the screensaver, because going
the preferences causes a lockup!! :)
Dell Inspiron 531S w/AMD Athlon Dual core 64-bit processor
320 GB HD
Not sure about the video card. Can't figure out how to query the
see what driver is being used.
Try 'dmesg | grep VGA'
without the quotes. I'm guessing Nvidia. ;)