Comment 7 for bug 413168

Mike Butash (michael-butash) wrote :

There does seem to be a conflict between gnome-power-manager and gnome-screensaver in relation to the idle timers. Using one or the other they behave, but not when together. Forcing install of older Jaunty packages works fine, so I don't believe this is an xorg issue, but something rather with one or the other gpm or screensaver packages.

I updated fully end of this week and didn't resolve anything with the screensaver and monitor dim, so I went back to using the old jaunty packages. Doing a system update only made my suspend broken, network manager behave erratically, and introduced other broken application behavior, so karmic still seems to be quite unstable. Ugh.