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I have a screensaver configured to activate after 5 minutes. When the time elapses, instead of activating the screensaver, my monitor turns off.

I tried playing with settings, and searching the internet, but I couldn't find anything and couldn't figure out how to solve this issue.

Can someone help?

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Have you checked Power Management Preferences(System → Preferences → Power Management) ? – karthick87 Jan 3 '11 at 8:13
@karthick87 I disabled them to prevent them from turning off my monitor. Just to make sure - which PM preferences do you mean? – BЈовић Jan 3 '11 at 8:15
Did you set Blank screen in your screensaver?If yes it simply displays a black screen.It doesn't mean that your monitor is set off. – karthick87 Jan 3 '11 at 8:19
@karthick87 Off course not :P My monitor is really turned off (the led goes from blue to orange) – BЈовић Jan 3 '11 at 8:33
@Vjo Could you maybe set your screensaver timeout to less than 5 minutes, just to see if it works? If it does, then there's still some power management thing going on. – chris Jan 5 '11 at 9:37
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Apparently I screwed up my kubuntu after trying BSOD screensaver, and I am posting my answer just for references.

I switched to xubuntu-desktop and everything works fine. I didn't try to reinstall kubuntu-desktop, but that might fix the problem.

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