1532 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2009 2:49 PM by fguzman07
Try resetting the System Management Controller:
Also, if you have installed any 3rd party screen savers, (non-Apple), delete them and see if the problem persists.
Message was edited by: Carolyn Samit
I had a similar problem with my screensaver, and ended up telling it to always use a very simple picture folder and only display on one monitor. Before I had it randomly select from about a dozen different screensavers and display on both monitors. Since making the change I haven't had a problem. I never figured out what was going wrong, and neither has anyone else that I have seen. Personally, I suspect a problem with older QuartzComposer savers and some recent updates from Apple, but don't know which update would be the cause (I ran a batch of them at the same time). Unlike you, I did not find anything in my log files indicating a problem with anything. The computer simply froze when it attempted to exit the screensaver, either by manual intervention (moving the mouse) or to go from the saver to screen sleep. If you have one particular saver you've been using, try changing it to something else and see if you still have a problem.
Thanks for you comment/suggestion. I have been running random screen saver, and that may be the reason the problems has occurred only a couple of times. I have now switched to a single screen saver and it works fine, for the time being. I would like to know which screen saver is the culprit, so it can be removed, and keep my preference for a random screensaver.