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Bug 185077 - screensaver locks user out in Xnest session
screensaver locks user out in Xnest session
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-screensaver (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2006-03-10 07:10 EST by Scott Tsai
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-04-29 10:56:56 EDT
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gnome-screensaver-running-under-gdm.patch (445 bytes, patch)
2006-05-29 10:47 EDT, Mark McLoughlin
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Description Scott Tsai 2006-03-10 07:10:56 EST
Description of problem:
When editing a profile, leave the Xnest session idle for a few minutes and the
screensaver will run inside Xnest and ask for the password of 'sabayon-admin',
which the user does not know.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open sabayon
2. edit a profile
3. leave idle Xnest session for a while
Actual results:
screensaver asks for sabayon-admin password.

Expected results:
no screensaver

Additional info:
Suggest disabling screensaver for sabayon profile editing sessions.
Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2006-03-10 07:39:53 EST
Hmm, we added this to prevent it:

      # Disable Xscreensaver locking
      new_environ["RUNNING_UNDER_GDM"] = "yes"

Maybe gnome-screensaver doesn't support that?
Comment 2 Scott Tsai 2006-03-10 09:22:26 EST
Inside the Xnest session:


So apparently gnome-screensaver does not support it.
By the way, do you really like the name 'RUNNING_UNDER_GDM'?
Comment 3 Mark McLoughlin 2006-05-29 10:47:35 EDT
Created attachment 130193 [details]

Problem is that gnome-screensaver isn't passing the RUNNING_UNDER_GDM env
variable to gnome-screenaver dialog. Attaching a fix

Turns out this is already fixed upstream
Comment 4 Mark McLoughlin 2006-05-29 10:51:39 EDT
Ray: might be nice to do an FC5 update but it's not a huge deal, so feel free to
close as fixed in rawhide

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