Bug#412373: gnome-screensaver: screensaver starts after being idle for about 20 minutes although it has been set to 2 hours

Sven Arvidsson sa at whiz.se
Sun Feb 25 20:57:25 CET 2007

On Sun, 2007-02-25 at 19:17 +0100, Olivier Heinry wrote:
> I have set the gnome-power-manager to never go to sleep, and never blank
> the screen, gnoem-screensaver is set to to go on after 2 hours of idle
> time (actually it can not be set to "never"), 


You can disable the screensaver entirely by deselecting "Activate
screensaver when computer is idle" in the Preferences. Does this not
work for you?

> nevertheless, the
> screensaver starts after about 20 minutes of idle time. Bug severity is
> important: you may for instance not deactivate it while watching a
> movie, or cannot use the machine to play a video that loops all day
> long.

Interesting, is this behaviour reproducible? If so, can you first kill
gnome-screensaver and then run "gnome-screensaver --no-daemon --debug"
and see if anything interesting show up when the screensaver is
activated prematurely?

Sven Arvidsson
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