Bug 398171 - KDE Screensaver does not start automatically
KDE Screensaver does not start automatically
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-11-25 01:54 EST by Brandon Barker
Modified: 2014-12-01 09:37 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 02:28:50 EST
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Description Brandon Barker 2007-11-25 01:54:32 EST
Description of problem:
I can start the screensaver by manually selecting lock screen, but the
screensaver won't start despite the options being set it to start (for example)
after 10 minutes of inactivity.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Log in to KDE
2.Right click on Desktop -> Configure Desktop->Screensaver, have it
automatically start after X minutes.
3.  Wait X+1 minutes.
Actual results:
Screensaver doesn't start.

Expected results:
Screensaver should start.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2007-11-25 08:27:46 EST
KDE Screensaver definitely works on all my boxes.

Any Additional details about your machine/setup/configuration would be helpful.
Comment 2 Lukáš Tinkl 2007-12-06 11:04:57 EST
Looks like you are running some background process that somehow blocks 
starting the screensaver.
Can you post the results of the following:

dcop kdesktop KScreensaverIface isEnabled

and then after the time when screensaver should start:

dcop kdesktop KScreensaverIface isBlanked
Comment 3 Martin Zeigler 2007-12-16 13:56:46 EST
I have this same problem.  I set my configuration to start after 1 minute.  I
can start the screen saver manually also, but it never automatically starts. 
Please let me know if I can provide any more information.

before screen saver should start:
[zeigler@linux64 ~]$ dcop kdesktop KScreensaverIface isEnabled

After 1.5 minutes have elapsed:
[zeigler@linux64 ~]$ dcop kdesktop KScreensaverIface isBlanked
Comment 4 Pasi Sjöholm 2008-01-22 11:42:55 EST
I also have the same problem.. and it showed up about ~week ago. Before that
everything was working ok. :(
Comment 5 Rex Dieter 2008-05-31 13:24:39 EDT
For folks experiencing this, what video hw/driver are you using?
Comment 6 Rex Dieter 2008-05-31 17:31:30 EDT
In the meantime, this is probably something to get upstream involved with, and
report to them at bugs.kde.org.

I have no idea why/how this affects some folks, and not others.  Neither I, nor
any other fedora kde-sig'er (afaik) can reproduce this.
Comment 7 Martin Zeigler 2008-06-01 18:44:57 EDT
I no longer have this problem.  Whenever you upgraded to the next version of KDE
this last time (KDE-3.5.9 I believe), it fixed my problem.
Comment 8 Rex Dieter 2008-06-01 19:09:27 EDT
Brandon, how about you?
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