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|Summary:||anonymous window with the icon of a gear and progress bar flashes on the display|
|Component:||gnome-power-manager||Assignee:||David Zeuthen <davidz>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2007-08-27 19:54:18 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description xunilarodef 2007-08-19 23:33:22 EDT
Description of problem: Visual distraction and wasteful consumption of computing resources by a little window popping up, and soon going away all by itself (fortunately, since it contained no controls to close it). Repeatedly. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): at-spi-1.19.5-1.fc8 on the f8t1 LiveCD at-spi-1.19.5-2.fc8 on f8 rawhide How reproducible: All of the time. Steps to Reproduce: 1. Boot an installed Fedora 8 rawhide system, and observe, or 2. Boot Fedora-8-Test-1-Live-i686 LiveCD, and observe. Actual results: An anonymous window containing only the icon of a gear (or waterwheel?) and a short completed progress bar flashes on the display for a few seconds, with an irregular interval of approximately every minute or two while the Fedora-8-Test-1-Live-i686 LiveCD runs. Expected results: When System, Preferences, Personal, Assistive Technology Preferences has the checkbox UNselected (as it is by default when f8 rawhide is running), it would be reaonable to expect this process to consume no CPU resources, instead of the constant 1% ~ 4% CPU consumption shown by Applications, System Tools, System Monitor. When System, Preferences, Personal, Assistive Technology Preferences has the checkbox selected (as it is by default when the Fedora-8-Test-1-Live-i686 LiveCD is running), no anonymous window should be briefly displayed every minute or two. It would be reasonable also to expect this process to consume trivial CPU resources as long as no Assistive Technology is in use. Additional info: When running the LiveCD, killing at-spi-registryd stops the popup window from periodically appearing. Two pertinent (possibly factual) comments can be found at: http://mail.opensolaris.org/pipermail/desktop-discuss/2006-July/007909.html The at-spi-registryd process should be started only when accessibility is enabled. There is (was?) a bug in xscreensaver which caused at-spi-registryd process to be started when it should not have been. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=227476 already documents what Powertop reveals about this program's behavior.
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2007-08-27 19:54:18 EDT
not an accessibility problem. What you are seeing is the gnome-power-manager brightness OSD, and the problem has meanwhile been fixed in rawhide.