Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 427124
Skyrocket screensaver hangs and refuses to exit
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:40:01 EST
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Description of problem:
THe Skyrocket screensaver in the RSS-GLX module hangs and refuses to exit on every invocation. When accessed via gnome-screensaver-preferences the screensaver, when selected, locks the window and refuses to exit. The window cannot be forced quit via GNOME, the process must be KILL -9 to exit. Despite this, the screensaver selection will be recorded in GConf, and any time the machine exits to screensaver, the session becomes impossible to enter; the unlock dialog never appears. All other applications continue to run.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select System -> Preferences -> Look and Feel -> Screensaver
2. Select Skyrocket
1. Allow screensaver to activate, either via timeout or lock session
2. If Skyrocket is selected...
Skyrocket refuses to exit, but doesn't appear as a locked process, so the only way to kill it is to KILL -9
Skyrocket should have exited.
I just upgraded package to rss-glx-0.8.1.p-17.fc8 as below:
# yum clean all
# yum update
Problem remains. Also discovered that 'Skyrocket (silent)' is not affected by
this bug. Wild guess -- something to do with audio?
Hi there, another bug report.
After selecting the any rss-glx screensaver, Gnome crashes.
Even removing the packages leaves the offending screensaver enabled, thus
crashing the desktop whenever it enters into Screensaver mode, or I attempt to
change the screensaver.
Ditto. rss-glx-skyrocket hangs on Fedora 8 with all updates applied. i386 hw.
You have to go to a text mode login (Ctrl-Alt-F1) and kill -9 it. Then the GUI
will Ctrl-Alt-F7 return.
I did this to remove it:
# rm `locate rss-glx-skyrocket`
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