Screensaver lockup in Ubuntu 8.04

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I'm running a desktop windows XP machine. I installed Ubuntu 7.10 and created a dual boot, works like a charm. Then I upgraded to 8.04, still working great except in the Gnome desktop when the screensaver comes on it locks the computer down complete. Reboot is the only salvation. What's the answer?

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1. go into the Terminal application (under Accessories)

2. enter:
gedit .gconf/apps/gnome-screensaver/%gconf.xml

3. in the box that pops up you’ll see:
screensavers-molecule

4. change “molecule” to one of the working screensavers, such as:
screensavers-sonar

5. restart
The message from Xan 2007-12-03 up above suggests a way to remove molecule, but I haven’t tried it.

Good luck!

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  • slack400
    Ubuntu has come along way since 8.04! Try 10.10 now! http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download
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