Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1020006
Cannot unlock screen
Last modified: 2013-10-22 09:13:20 EDT
Description of problem:
Update the latest update I cannot unlock screen anymore. The lock screen looks like it changed, now I see current time on a black background which I didn't see before. When I try to unlock screen I get a window to input the password. There is no way I can get the password input box in focus so I can type the password. The 'Unlock' button works when clicked with the mouse.
My workaround is to login in a different session with Ctrl+Alt+F2 and restart gnome shell.
This happend to me 3 times out of 4 today after I've updated the system. Also note that one time the password field had the focus from the beginning so I could enter the password and ulock the screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Does not happen all the time. I just let the screen lock and then try to unlock it.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Let the screen lock
2. Try to unlock it
3. Sometimes can not enter password because I can't get the password field in focus
Cannot enter password
I can enter password and unlock screen
More details. The lock screen option was actually off. When I enable it then I get the unlock screen twice. First time, I can enter the password and go passed it, and then the second time with the clock in the background when it doesn't work.
Problem solved by uninstalling Cinnamon. I had both Gnome and Cinnamon installed.
After I've removed cinnamon the problem went away.
The Cinnamon screensaver problem is bug 1019405
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1019405 ***