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Bug 242375 - FUS + gnome-screensave + compiz = "active" blank screen
FUS + gnome-screensave + compiz = "active" blank screen
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fast-user-switch-applet (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
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Reported: 2007-06-03 15:52 EDT by Otto Rey
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-07-29 23:29:47 EDT
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Description Otto Rey 2007-06-03 15:52:34 EDT
Description of problem:
When switch-back to user who has compiz (Desktop Effects) enabled and
gnome-screen-saver active, the screen (gnome-screen-saver) is completely blank
but active (mouse pointer switch to "cursor" when move over the all white
password text box)

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable Desktop Effects
2. Enable "Lock screen after user change" (default enabled) in
fast-user-switch-applet preferences
3. Switch to another user and come back to current (screen saver) user
Actual results:
"Usable" Blank Screen

Expected results:
Display unlock dialog as normal

Additional info:
With Desktop Effects disabled, things seems to work ok.
Comment 1 Otto Rey 2007-06-20 23:14:00 EDT
Not always i get a blank screen. It's random.
Comment 2 Adam Huffman 2007-06-22 07:10:22 EDT
I've just seen the same symptom - an entirely white screen when I switched back
to the primary user, who had compiz enabled.
Comment 3 Deji Akingunola 2007-07-28 23:52:36 EDT
Are you both using the nvidia proprietary driver? I've seen such scenario occur
with the said driver, you can blindly type your user's password (and press
'Enter') to get back into your running session.
Comment 4 Otto Rey 2007-07-29 19:11:33 EDT
Im using nvidia proprietary driver and yes... i blindly type my password and
screen back to reallity :) ("active" blank screen)...
Comment 5 Deji Akingunola 2007-07-29 21:02:11 EDT
You can close this bug then ;). It's not F-U-S-A's fault but an nvidia's driver bug.

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