X crashes if I'm idle
I'm running Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 on an IBM Thinkpad A31p.
X is in VESA mode, as the Thinkpad has unsupported Radeon video.
If I'm in X (Gnome) and I'm idle for a while (10 mins?) X crashes. The
error messages seem to be to do with trying to run a screensaver. Now,
I have xscreensaver installed, but opening Gnome Control Center's
screensaver tab causes X to crash instantly. Same thing happens when
xscreensaver is not installed. I'm happy not to have a screensaver,
and/or for the screen to just go blank like it does when in console mode.
- Can I set up X to go 'blank screen' for its screensaver?
- Am I barking up the wrong tree?