> I agree the scrambled background isn't an issue I worry much about. > But this is: having logged of, I get the kdm loggin window. After a > while the monitor goes black for energy saving. From that point I only > get the screen back to life is to restart kdm-trinity remotely via ssh. > (moving mouse, pressing keys on the KB, switching the monitor off/on; > all that won't work). Just out of curiosity: can you log in blind?