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Bug#496336: marked as done (kdesktop: enabling the screensaver causes monitor power saving to not function)

Your message dated Wed, 22 Apr 2009 18:16:55 +0200
with message-id <2009042218165524@ekaia.org>
and subject line Package kdebase removed from Debian
has caused the Debian Bug report #496336,
regarding kdesktop: enabling the screensaver causes monitor power saving to not function
to be marked as done.

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Package: kdesktop
Version: 4:3.5.9.dfsg.1-5
Severity: normal

Hi, at some point (probably in the 3.5.9 series somewhere) kdesktop started
interfering with DPMS. The initial symptom was that the screensaver would
always run (when it was supposed to), rather than power saving kicking in
after a while.

When functioning correctly, 'xset dpms force off' would cause the display
to blank (and a relay in the CRT would click) and a few seconds later the
CRT would actually power down, with a second relay click. Display Standby
and Suspend work in the same way.

As it is now, the CRT makes the same clicks, but the second click results
in a monitor that's still alive (despite xset q's claims to the contrary).
Very occasionally, the monitor will enter power saving for some fraction of
a second. And even more rarely, it will successfully power off.

With the screensaver enabled, power saving attempts also cause kdesktop to
emit the following message:

   X Error: BadAccess (attempt to access private resource denied) 10
     Major opcode:  2
     Minor opcode:  0
     Resource id:  0x3c0000f

There are a couple of workarounds:
- kill the kdesktop process (it's not like I ever see my desktop).
- Disable the screensaver 'Start automatically' option.

As both options prevent the screensaver from kicking in automatically, I am
hoping for other alternatives. :)

Invoking the screensaver via locking the screen does not itself inhibit
power saving.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (499, 'testing'), (496, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.25-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU, LC_CTYPE=en_AU (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages kdesktop depends on:
ii  kdebase-bin             4:3.5.9.dfsg.1-5 core binaries for the KDE base mod
ii  kdeeject                4:3.5.9.dfsg.1-5 script used by KDE to eject remova
ii  kdelibs4c2a             4:3.5.9.dfsg.1-6 core libraries and binaries for al
ii  libc6                   2.7-13           GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgcc1                 1:4.3.1-2        GCC support library
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1 7.0.3-5          A free implementation of the OpenG
ii  libglu1-mesa [libglu1]  7.0.3-5          The OpenGL utility library (GLU)
ii  libkonq4                4:3.5.9.dfsg.1-5 core libraries for Konqueror
ii  libqt3-mt               3:3.3.8b-5       Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime v
ii  libstdc++6              4.3.1-2          The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6                2:1.1.4-2        X11 client-side library
ii  libxau6                 1:1.0.3-3        X11 authorisation library
ii  libxcursor1             1:1.1.9-1        X cursor management library
ii  libxext6                2:1.0.4-1        X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxss1                 1:1.1.3-1        X11 Screen Saver extension library
ii  libxxf86misc1           1:1.0.1-3        X11 XFree86 miscellaneous extensio

kdesktop recommends no packages.

kdesktop suggests no packages.

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Michael Deegan           Hugaholic          http://wibble.darktech.org/gallery/
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Version: 4:3.5.10.dfsg.1-2+rm


You filed the bug http://bugs.debian.org/496336 
in the Debian BTS against the package kdebase.

Debian has switched to KDE 4 in unstable and kdebase 
does not exist in KDE 4. Therefore, I am closing this bug as fixed 
in *unstable*. The bug will remain open for stable since it is
shipping KDE 3.5.


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