gnome-power-manager: Screen goes blank after idle and does not turn on again

Bug #675736 reported by Akshaya Srivatsa on 2010-11-15
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-power-manager

I am running Ubunutu 10.10 on my Dell Studio 1458. If I don't work on my computer for a long time, the system turns off the display. If I try to press some keys or move the mouse, the display "kind of" turns on and shows a blinking cursor for about a few seconds after which the screen just goes blank. I can see that the screen is power up because the screen is not completely pitch dark but it is blank. The only thing to do is to restart. I cant even switch to other non graphical terminal (crtl+alt+F1,F2,F3...F7). Its just a blank active display.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: gnome-power-manager 2.32.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.35-generic-pae
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic-pae i686
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Nov 15 14:37:07 2010
GnomeSessionIdleInhibited: No
GnomeSessionInhibitors: None
GnomeSessionSuspendInhibited: No
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
MachineType: Dell Inc. Studio 1458
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic-pae root=UUID=4f6934ac-2745-42d7-b378-86afcfd1ad1a ro quiet splash nomodeset video=uvesafb:mode_option=1280x1024-24,mtrr=3,scroll=ywrap atkbd.reset
SourcePackage: gnome-power-manager 07/27/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A06 0VF0FR
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.board.version: A06
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: A06
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA06:bd07/27/2010:svnDellInc.:pnStudio1458:pvrA06:rvnDellInc.:rn0VF0FR:rvrA06:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvrA06: Studio 1458
dmi.product.version: A06
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.

Akshaya Srivatsa (akshay-s86) wrote :
Akshaya Srivatsa (akshay-s86) wrote :

I believe its a problem with g-p-m because when I installed xscreensaver and used its power management, there were no issues at all but with xscreensaver but using g-p-m as power manager, the issue started coming up again. xscreensaver is an eye sore and does not have features that gnome-screensaver gives so I reverted it back.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report, it has been some time without any response or feedback in this bug report and we are wondering if this is still an issue for you with the latest release of Ubuntu the Natty Narwhal, May you please test with that version and comment back if you're still having or not the issue? Please have a look at to know how to install that version.Thanks in advance and sorry for the late response.

Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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