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Bug 136269 - 'lock screen' doesnt work if screensaver is set to 'none'
'lock screen' doesnt work if screensaver is set to 'none'
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xscreensaver (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2004-10-18 20:30 EDT by Dave Jones
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:10 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-11-26 13:28:07 EST
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Description Dave Jones 2004-10-18 20:30:34 EDT
Scenario: I disabled the screensaver whilst I was watching a dvd,
and afterwards forgot to enable it again.  Sometime later, I was
baffled why 'lock screen' option from the gnome menu wasn't working
any more.

If screensaver is disabled, 'lock screen' should at least put up an
empty black screen IMO.
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2005-02-19 10:56:36 EST
Me too. Took a few minutes realising that I had to enable my screensaver again.
Comment 2 Jamie Zawinski 2005-02-27 22:31:20 EST
The right fix is for the DVD-playing programs to report a playing movie as
"activity" to xscreensaver so that it doesn't blank while the movie is playing
and not paused.  See FAQ:
Comment 3 Matthias Clasen 2006-11-26 13:28:07 EST
Thank you for the bug report. However, Fedora Project no longer maintains this
version of the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug
if the problem persists.

The Fedora Legacy project ( maintains some older
releases, and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the
problem against Fedora Legacy component

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