Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 26933
xscreensaver when locked can be exited
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:18:58 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.2.16-22 i686; en-US; m18)
when running gnome and putting locking the system with the xscreen saver.
anyone can exit gnome and be returned to the command prompt by by pressing
ctrl-alt-backspace. this command should work when in xwindows, but seem
odd to allow this when the system is locked with a password. seems to
defeat the purpose of even having a password on the screen saver.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot to command prompt under user or root account
2.enter gnome gui with "startx"
3."lock screen" by pushing the "lock screen" button and have xscreensaver
4. after screen saver is running press ctrl-alt-backspace
5. xwindows will terminated and give a working command prompt, hence no
Actual Results: xwindows exited and the command prompt worked fine.
Expected Results: i would have thought that this command would have been
disabled so the only way to exit the screen saver would be with the correct
This is impossible to do from the screensaver, AFAIK.
I have just installed a fresh copy of Linux 7.0 download from Red Hats own
site. I burned the iso, did the automatic install for a gnome workstation.
When the screen saver is active xwindows CAN be exited, with the
ctrl-alt-backspace command. This is 100% reproduceable, which seems to conflict
with the resolution of "This is impossible to do from the screensaver" actually
its quite possible and quite easy to do. The only non 7.0 component that I am
running is the my XFree86-SVGA component which had to be down graded to 3.3.6-20
to work with my S3 Savage4 pro video card. I hope that these bugs are actually
What I'm saying is that it's impossible to disable that key combination
from the screensaver.
*** Bug 78597 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 82708 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***