Bug 427124 - Skyrocket screensaver hangs and refuses to exit
Skyrocket screensaver hangs and refuses to exit
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rss-glx (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nils Philippsen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-12-31 19:33 EST by Justin Croonenberghs
Modified: 2009-01-09 00:40 EST (History)
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Description Justin Croonenberghs 2007-12-31 19:33:28 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.

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How reproducible:

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...

Actual Results:
Skyrocket refuses to exit, but doesn't appear as a locked process, so the only way to kill it is to KILL -9

Expected Results:
Skyrocket should have exited.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Justin Croonenberghs 2007-12-31 21:42:41 EST
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?
Comment 2 Juan Manuel Rodriguez 2008-03-26 15:11:47 EDT
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. 
Comment 3 Rick Richardson 2008-06-07 08:11:19 EDT
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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