Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 149803
Bad: unfortunate default screensaver
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:00 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5)
Description of problem:
After installing Fedora Core 3 with all default values, I was suprised
watching flying pornographic pictures on the screen over the head of
I found a very unfortunate setting: the default screensaver randomly
switches the installed screensavers, which contains one called
"Web-Collage". This "Web-Collage" - as described - "...makes collages
out of random images pulled off of the World Wide Web. It finds these
images by doing random web searches...".
I'm sure about the best aim of the package's maintainer, but we have
to be more careful if we'd like our children using Linux.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Just install FC3 and watch...
This is a dup of bug #140684
...which in turn is a dup of bug #139513
Sorry, I have to develop the search engine in my head... I do apologize, but -
as well as teacher and father - I was really incensed.
...by the way, the first bugreport is dated on 2004-11 and nothing happened
Laszlo, I'm not saying that you should have seen the other bug reports! I'm just
noting that it is a dup so you (or someone else) can close this bug quickly.
I've done the search for you : )
(btw it probably has been fixed in a rawhide RPM but not released for FC3
because it doesn't fix a crashing or security bug etc. Also, technically
speaking the default screensaver is always a blank screen so you must have
changed the default to something like random screensaver to have seen this.
Still nasty if you weren't expecting it though)
I take the last bit of #6 back since KDE defaults to a random screensaver (GNOME
doesn't) AND there is no way of stopping one screensaver appearing in random
mode : (
it's the webcollage in xscreensaver, which is used in this case.
i assign it to correct component
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 139513 ***