|Summary:||screensaver won't start|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora EPEL||Reporter:||Dimitri Maziuk <dmaziuk>|
|Component:||xfce4-settings||Assignee:||Kevin Fenzi <kevin>|
|Status:||CLOSED WORKSFORME||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2013-02-03 02:49:31 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Dimitri Maziuk 2011-08-22 22:31:02 UTC
Not sure if this belongs in settings or power manager. Description of problem: Screensaver does not start & does not lock screen. Power manager does kick in later and turns off the monitor, but the screen remains unlocked. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): xfce4-settings-4.8.2-2.el6.x86_64 xfce4-power-manager-1.0.10-1.el6.x86_64 How reproducible: always.
Comment 1 Kevin Fenzi 2011-08-22 22:37:13 UTC
Is xscreensaver installed? Is it running?
Comment 2 Dimitri Maziuk 2011-08-22 22:44:47 UTC
gnome-screensaver was installed and running, xscreensaver wasn't (installing it now)
Comment 3 Kevin Fenzi 2011-08-22 22:51:32 UTC
Sadly, you can't use newer gnome-screensaver with Xfce. They switched to using a gnome-session related ping to determine idle time, so it would never trigger under Xfce. ;(
Comment 4 Dimitri Maziuk 2011-08-22 23:00:38 UTC
Then there should probably be a dependency on xscreensaver somewhere... Anyway, I'm not getting much luck with xscreensaver either: dmaziuk@yellowtail:~$ ps -aef | grep screen dmaziuk 8168 8078 0 17:49 ? 00:00:00 xscreensaver -no-splash dmaziuk 8752 8749 0 17:57 pts/1 00:00:00 grep screen dmaziuk@yellowtail:~$ I had it set up to kick in after 2 minutes ("cosmos") and the screen was still unlocked 5 minutes later.
Comment 5 Dimitri Maziuk 2011-08-22 23:04:40 UTC
One more thing: the panel button worked before and fired up cosmos screensaver. Now it's starting xscreensaver with whatever its default selection happens to be -- so it seems the selection in settings widget works with gnome-screensaver, but not with xscreensaver.
Comment 6 Dimitri Maziuk 2011-08-22 23:36:31 UTC
OK, it appears the problem is that settings widget isn't actually doing anything. I used it set cosmos screen saver to kick in after 15 minutes. I then used xscreensaver-demo to choose an ant screensaver, kick in after 2 minutes, and lock screen after another minute. I came back 5 minutes later & I had ants crawling over my screen & it was locked.
Comment 7 Kevin Fenzi 2011-08-23 01:40:35 UTC
Are you sure that gnome-screensaver is not running at all? Which exact settings widget are you using? can you find it via 'ps' ?
Comment 8 Dimitri Maziuk 2011-08-23 16:47:01 UTC
Aha. So clicking on Settings - Screensaver in the menu fires up gnome-screensaver-preferences. Going through Settings - Settings Manager - Screensaver does fire up xscreensaver-demo.
Comment 9 Kevin Fenzi 2013-02-03 02:49:31 UTC
So, this is all solved now? Feel free to re-open if there's anything further needed.