system settings destroys xconfig

Bug #162926 reported by DickAngus on 2007-11-15
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kpowersave (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Hardware Database Submission id: 015cc835a039fa9159cb29914918ab72

I have not been able to use power management (?) properly with this system through the last 2 releases of Kubuntu. If I alter the settings such as the time before the monitor goes to sleep my system will not reboot next time. The xconfig file is trashed and is usually unrecoverable. I had to do a complete reinstall of 7.10 about 2 weeks ago because of this and I have not touched the power management area of system settings for the display and I have had no problems. This is the longest problem free period in the last 3 releases.

I had a Sylvania L17 that I used when the problem first occurred. I have replaced that with a new Acer P223w and the problem has occurred with both devices. I have done searches and tried the various methods to do an xorg reconfig in the emergency, character based start process and they did not work. A manual patch to make the monitor type a vesa/vga did solve the problem, partially, on a couple of occasions. The last two times it happened that fix would not work.

I also found that I often had shutdown problems where the screen would change to a funny multicolored mess and the cpu would not power down. I had to do a hard power down, but I cannot confirm that it was related to the display system settings changes. I have not had that problem since the last reinstall with no changes to the display settings. For the last two weeks I have had good, clean shutdowns with the Kubuntu shutdown splash screen working perfectly.

The symptoms are that on reboot, after any changes to the display area of system settings, I get the normal Kubuntu splash screen followed by either a completely blank screen or the small hollow "X" that alternately changes to a blank screen every 5 or 10 seconds.

If you require any other information I would be pleased to try and provide it.

Dereck Wonnacott (dereck) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at [WWW] . I have classified this bug as a bug in [kpowersave].

Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

KPowersave has been removed from distribution in both Ubuntu and Debian since:
- The package no longer builds, leaving us with no way to provide further updates
- Its author(s) no longer update KPowersave
- Its functionality is largely replaced in KDE4 by PowerDevil.

Unfortunately this means we will not be able to provide further bugfixes or updates to this package. Thanks for understanding.

Changed in kpowersave (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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