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I am using the most recent ubuntu desktop edition 10.10. Everything works fine, except the screensaver. Instead of going to the screensaver the OS forces a logout and all my apps are shutdown.

Forums suggested checkboxing the 'Lock screen when screensaver active' box, as well as using non gl 3d graphics screensavers, both of which i have tried to no avail. BTW: I can preview screensavers just fine.

thanks for any recommendations!

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You should file a bug report, that's clearly an unexpected behavior. –  João Pinto Nov 6 '10 at 16:52

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This sounds like a misbehaving 3D driver library. Besides filing a bug, I would recommend trying to reinstall your video driver via System / Administration / Additional Drivers if you are using (or have used) the fglrx or nvidia drivers.

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I am not using any proprietary drivers on my system. It is an older desktop and monitor....no frills for sure! –  Glen Nov 7 '10 at 15:09

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