Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 441347
Freeze while screensaver supposedly operating
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:20:49 EST
Description of problem:
Sometimes when my screensaver is supposed to be operating I see a
fatter-than-normal arrow on a blank screen and then I can't do anything to get
back into the session I had left. The only way I've found to recover is to hit
ctrl-alt-backspace, that logs me out, kills anything I had been doing, and sends
me back to a login screen.
I had the screensaver set on random.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This is on Fedora 7 with most updates applied, except for those thar arrived today.
I don't know. This happens occasionally.
Steps to Reproduce:
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Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
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Thanks in advance.
Created attachment 301636 [details]
xorg.conf, as requested
Created attachment 301638 [details]
Xorg log, as requested
I happen to have noticed my system going into screen saver mode. I saw the
fatter-than-normal arrow appear momentarily and then one of the screensaver
themes began to operate.
As I originally stated, my screensaver selection is "Random", which somehow
selects from among the available screensaver themes. I noticed that one of the
themes is a Pictures Folder. I have not defined a pictures folder nor have I
populated a folder with pictures.
I now suspect that somehow, if the random selection falls on Pictures Folder and
the screensaver does not find one, the software freezes unrecoverably instead of
handling the exception and making another selection. I would guess that, when
the freeze occurs, the fatter-than-normal arrow remains on the screen.
Please consider my suspicion as a possibility.
I did an rpm -qil on gnome-screensaver and could find no documentation on how or
where to set up a Pictures Folder. Nor could I find documentation or a file
where I could eliminate the Pictures Folder as an option. The documentation
that comes up after clicking Help on the screensaver preferences page says to
look at distro documentation for anything relevant to themes.
This is not Xorg bug, reassigning to better component.
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