Bug 224033 - gnome-screensaver-preferences doesn't start the screensaver
Summary: gnome-screensaver-preferences doesn't start the screensaver
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-screensaver
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-01-23 18:55 UTC by David Juran
Modified: 2009-01-09 07:03 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 07:03:31 UTC
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Description David Juran 2007-01-23 18:55:07 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20061219 Fedora/ Firefox/ pango-text

Description of problem:
gnome-screensaver-preferences gives the impression that it will start the screensaver for you but it doesn't. If gnome-screensaver isn't already running in your session and you start the gnome-screensaver-preferences gui, it will let you configure which screensaver but it won't start the screensaver for you, which I find confusing. AFAIK, the only way of starting the screensaver daemon itself is from the command line...

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. kill gnome-screensaver
2. run gnome-screensaver-preferences
3.  Note the check box 'Activate screensaver when computer is idle'
4. Click close
5. Note the gnome-screensaver still isn't running...

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Additional info:

Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-03-18 18:41:24 UTC

We no longer support Fedora Core 6 and I am currently trying to get my open bug
count down to a more manageable state.  I'm going to close this bug as WONTFIX.
 If this issue is still a concern for you, would you mind trying to reproduce on
a supported version of Fedora and reopening?

(this is a mass message)

Comment 2 David Juran 2008-04-28 17:49:52 UTC
This is still the case with gnome-screensaver-2.20.0-12.fc8 in Fedora 8

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 17:55:39 UTC
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
will not be fixed by Fedora. Therefore we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of
Fedora please feel free to reopen thus bug against that version.

Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.

Comment 4 David Juran 2008-05-07 12:24:27 UTC
Ugh, forgot to change the version field )-:

I guess it can be argued whether this really is a bug or just expected behaviour
but re-opening this bug anyway...

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 07:09:33 UTC
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Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 8.  It is Fedora's policy to close all
bug reports from releases that are no longer maintained.  At that time
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 07:03:31 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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