[SOLVED] Blank screen and cannot recover

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[SOLVED] Blank screen and cannot recover

Postby voyager » 2012/02/29 08:16:39

I just installed CentOS 5.7. Everything runs fine except that if I leave the system alone for a while and maybe the screen saver kick in, then the screen becomes black and I just cannot make it wake up regardless which key I press.

I turned off "power management" to no use.

Then I add a line to /etc/rc.local:

sh -c 'setterm -blank 0 ....'

and reboot the system. Still no use.

I tried to configure the screen saver. But that screen is just blank and nothing there.

Any tip to solve this?
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Re: Blank screen and cannot recover

Postby voyager » 2012/03/01 01:30:38

I found the solution:

I just did a yum remove the gnome-screensaver package. And everything works from there. The display stills go to blank, but I only to touch a key and it will come back.

Look like my gnome-screensaver broke.

[Problem solved] :-)
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Re: [SOLVED] Blank screen and cannot recover

Postby AlanBartlett » 2012/03/01 03:31:05

Thank you for reporting back.

For posterity (and on your behalf) this thread is now marked [SOLVED].
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