Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 209643
Should gray out Card Removal Action=Lock if gnome-screensaver not installed
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:45 EST
I am using xscreensaver with a smart card. I checked "Authentication->Enable
Smart Card Support" and chose "Lock" for Card Removal Action, but if
xscreensaver is installed, it takes precedence over gnome-screensaver. We
should probably check to see if gnome-screensaver is enabled as the default or
else not offer that as a choice.
Ray, is there some easy and reliable way how to get this information whether
gnome-screensaver will be in effect?
I'm afraid there isn't because it is configurable per user but the authconfig
setting is system-wide. IMO we could just check whether gnome-screensaver
is/isn't installed looking for the /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver binary. But then
xscreensaver probably at least shouldn't take precedence over gnome-screensaver
when it is simply installed and user session configuration is not modified.
so we actually just do this:
if ((ss_command = g_find_program_in_path ("gnome-screensaver")))
use_gscreensaver = TRUE;
if (!(ss_command = g_find_program_in_path ("xscreensaver")))
Which is probably backwards, since if the user installs xscreensaver they
probably want to use it without having to uninstall gnome-screensaver, but
anyway, the upshot is you can just test for its existance.
Just for curiousness is it possible to override the behaviour from comment #2 by
Note this bug isn't really a big deal for RHEL5, because we don't ship
xscreensaver in RHEL anymore.
Yeah, this is low priority/low severity for a reason. I probably should have
reported it against rawhide.
Fixed in authconfig-5.3.15