Bug#379059: kde screensaver unreliable
version: current Etch (4:3.5.3-1 according to debian package list on
The KDE screensaver has been unreliable on my workstation ever since I
set it up. Under Woody and Sarge I would have to restart it every couple
of days. This continued when I switched to Etch.
Also, the problem is independent of video card. At one point I switched
from an ASUS NVidia card to an ATI All-in-wonder Radeon card but the
problem with the screensaver remained.
Even using the x screensaver didn't help. It too would have to be
restarted every couple of days.
Other parts of my workstation seem to be rock solid (especially when I
was running Sarge).
Recently I installed the AMD64 port of Etch on my workstation. This was
a fresh install on a new drive, replacing my previous 32 bit Etch
install. However, I did keep my /home folder. Whether it is a matter of
the upgrade or the AMD64 port, the KDE screensaver is now totally
unreliable. I have to restart it several times a day.
All I've ever used for the screensaver is a blank screen with power