Bug 438261 - KDE science screensaver blank
KDE science screensaver blank
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdeartwork (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-03-19 17:46 EDT by Philip Ashmore
Modified: 2008-05-07 00:50 EDT (History)
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Description Philip Ashmore 2008-03-19 17:46:18 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080208 Fedora/ Firefox/

Description of problem:
In control center select the "science" screen saver.
The test button works as expected, showing the warping of the desktop.
Clicking on the "lock the session" in the "Lock/Logout Buttons" kicker applet blacks the screen but still requires a password to resume the session.

I'm using the nvidia display driver, but I'm guessing the problem isn't there.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select the "science" screen saver
2. Lock the session

Actual Results:
I see a black screen.
Touching the touchpad or any key activates the password request dialog.

Expected Results:
The screen image should remain visible so the science screen saver can warp it.
It might be warping the black screen, I can't tell.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Kevin Kofler 2008-03-19 17:50:29 EDT
Keeping screen contents displayed when the screen is locked is a security risk, 
so I'm not convinced that this isn't intentional.
Comment 2 Philip Ashmore 2008-03-19 19:17:23 EDT
The reason I use the science screen saver is for security reasons.

When I'm about to lock the session I display something that isn't security
sensitive, plus the clock on the bottom-right in the kicker panel. When I come
back to the screen that clock had better be showing the same time as the time I
left it.
I can't guarantee my password is unique, and I can't guarantee that someone
can't hack my system and write software that can recreate the screen at a
particular time, but my memory of statistics tells me that combining unlikely
things A and B is A*B - even less likely.

When it comes down to security, anything helps.
Comment 3 Philip Ashmore 2008-03-21 15:30:49 EDT
The "science" KDE screen saver is working OK now - even though I didn't do any
yum updates, just a couple of reboots.

Go figure.
Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2008-03-21 16:36:23 EDT
good to hear.
Comment 5 Philip Ashmore 2008-05-07 00:48:55 EDT
It happened again.

I also noticed that the tool-tip for the "lock the session" button on the kicker

I usually hibernate rather than reboot.
A reboot solved the problem.
Comment 6 Philip Ashmore 2008-05-07 00:50:21 EDT

I also noticed that the tool-tip for the "lock the session" button on the kicker
applet _didn't appear when I hovered the mouse over it._

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