Bug 1644858 - no screen lock / screensaver support when started from GDM
Summary: no screen lock / screensaver support when started from GDM
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pantheon-session-settings
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Fabio Valentini
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 1649555
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-10-31 18:00 UTC by Fabio Valentini
Modified: 2019-05-16 13:07 UTC (History)
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Description Fabio Valentini 2018-10-31 18:00:54 UTC
The Pantheon desktop currently has only hard-coded support for screen locking with light-locker, which in turn only works in sessions started by LightDM, and crashes everywhere else.

Since the primary way to get a Pantheon session on fedora is from fedora Workstation (which uses GDM), this isn't a good default experience.

The possible solutions I see are:

1) using gnome-screensaver when starting the Pantheon session from GDM
2) implementing a new, simple screensaver for Pantheon

Since option 2 is probably out of the scope of things that I / we can accomplish for fedora 30, using gnome-screensaver and patching session components to use standard screensaver / screen locking interfaces (instead of hard-coded light-locker interfaces) sounds much more manageable.

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