[ale] weird problem with screensaver and stand-by mode for fedora core 5

James P. Kinney III jkinney at localnetsolutions.com
Mon Apr 3 20:54:11 EDT 2006

Sounds like a conflict between apmd and the bios power management.
Reboot, goto the bios and turn off all power management and see if it
clears up.

On Mon, 2006-04-03 at 20:34 -0400, Van Loggins wrote:
> I'm having a rather unusual problem with fedora core 5.
> system is a home-built system that has up until it was replaced with a
> new XPS 200 Dell system ran windows xp professional with only the
> usual problems that windows has (viruses, spyware,etc.)
> system specs:
> Asrock X533 Socket 478 MB 1.0 bios revision
> Intel Celeron 2.2 GHZ
> 1 GB DDR Ram ( 2 x512 MB)
> Western Digital 7200 RPM 20 GB HD
> Sony 4X DVD+/-RW Drive
> EVGA Geforce 4 TI-4200 VIVO 128 Meg AGP card
> AC97 Sound Integrated
> Onboard Lan disabled.
> D-Link 530-tx PCI NIC
> system has a fairly stock install of Fedora Core 5 with SeLinux
> disabled, I used instructions from 
> http://www.stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_installation_notes.html
> to get the system up and usable for my needs. The only step I haven't
> applied is the one for installing sun java as I want to evaluate the
> open source version of java that ships with fedora core 5 before I
> replace it, as it may work fine for my needs.
> The problem is that for no apparent reason the system will activate
> the screen saver on me like the system has been idle for long enough
> to turn it on, this happens with me sitting there in front of the
> computer actively using it. At first I thought it was because of the
> stock kernel but I used Yum to update to the latest kernel and this
> did not fix the problem. Next I thought it could be due to the system
> needing to have the Nvidia drivers installed so i followed the
> procedure in the link I provided earlier to install nvidia driver
> support and I am still having the same problem.
> I do not know if this problem is related but on at least one ocassion
> I have came in to find this computer in a stand-by state that I am
> unable to wake the computer up from, the only way to regain access to
> the computer is to press the reset key.
> Does anyone have any ideas or a known working solution to this
> problem? I haven't been monitoring the fedora core mailing lists for a
> very long time so there may already be a fix for this problem if
> anyone else has experienced it.
> Thanks for any help you can provide... I'm sitting here scratching my
> head, FC5 runs great other than this problem and loads with much less
> memory used than the previous versions I have used in the past. only
> 90 megs used when Iogin with a gnome session.
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