Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 197276
Gcompris failed to refresh after screensaver
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:36 EST
Description of problem:
when Gcompris is left idel and the screensaver is activated, the xwindows stack
with black screen except one red big pointer. The only way I can have a working
xwindows is by restarting GDM with Alt+Ctrl+Backspace or going to a different
text terminal and kill all the gcompris precess IDs.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
3.try to get back to gcompris
black screen and noway to close or continue using gcompris
to be able to continue paly with gcompris just like you left off before the
I am using an uptodated with intel builtin graphic card
This is really bug 197452. with xscreensaver this does not happen.
-yum install xscreensaver
-rpm -e gnome-screensaver
xscreensaver does have the problem of not being able to change (blank) the mouse
cursor when gcompris (or any other app) is running fullscreen and not responding
to mouse movements. But it does start its saver and can be get out of saving
mode with the keyboard just fine.
I'm leaving this open for now to see if we can improve our interaction with
Okay, in the mean time I've come up with a work around. I've applied a pathc
wihch catches focus in / out events. It restores the original resolution and
ungrabs the mouse on focus out and redoes the resolution changing and
mouse grab on focus in. This not only makes gnome-screensaver happy it
also allows one to alt-tab away from a fullscreen gcompris, do something
else like read mail and alt-tab (or any otherway) back.
gcompris-7.4-12 should show up on a mirror near you soon, fixing this.
I got gcompris-7.4-12 today and it works great with gnome-screensaver. Thanks