Bug 420021 - shouldn't start gnome-screensaver
Summary: shouldn't start gnome-screensaver
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Control Center Maintainer
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-12-11 16:35 UTC by Matthias Clasen
Modified: 2009-07-14 15:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 15:05:53 UTC

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Description Matthias Clasen 2007-12-11 16:35:36 UTC
I just had a very odd experience. I was running a kde session on machine a,
opened an ssh -Y connection to machine b, and ran a rhythmbox from there (to
test some statusicon stuff). I killed rhythmbox and went on to do something else.
When I came back after a while, I was surprised to find machine a locked,
by gnome-screensaver from machine b !

Quick analysis: running rhythmbox starts gnome-settings-daemon (for multimedia
key handling), which in turn starts gnome-screensaver (on the ssh-forwarded

Ray and I think that the bug here is that activating gnome-settings-daemon has
the side-effect of starting gnome-screensaver. It should not do that, instead
gnome-screensaver should be a regular autostarted app.

Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2007-12-11 16:36:38 UTC
Also filed upstream: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=503072

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 04:10:07 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 15:05:53 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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