Bug 124782 - xscreensaver-demo turns on just this application which one is trying turn off
xscreensaver-demo turns on just this application which one is trying turn off
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xscreensaver (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2004-05-29 19:17 EDT by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-08 16:06:00 EST
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2004-05-29 19:17:33 EDT
Description of problem:

Assume that some xscreensaver application it creating problems
and that one tries to turn it off either via preference settings
or calling xscreensaver-demo directly; which boils down to the
same.  Even just touching a check button to turn that off brings
up that troublesome program in question and if this locks up
a machine (which just happened to me due, turned out, to test
of some development kernels) then one is stuck in an "interesting"
chicken-or-egg problem.  If moreover "Only One Screen Saver" with
a "wrong" entry was put there then just attempting to open
a configuration is locking up the whole thing.

One can get out from that vicious cirle by directly editing
~/.xscreensaver file but this is not entirely obvious that one
should look just there and not in some gconf entries.  It would
be nice to have _at least_ some delay to allow to change some
settings without triggering troubles.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
xscreensaver-4.14-5
Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-11-08 16:06:00 EST
Hi Michal,

Adding artificial delays to get around lock up problems is probably
not the best approach.  A better approach would be to fix the lock up
problems.  Any lock up problems should be fixed on a case-by-case
basis   in separate bug reports, of course.

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