Bug 441347 - Freeze while screensaver supposedly operating
Freeze while screensaver supposedly operating
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-screensaver (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: jmccann
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-07 13:46 EDT by Stan Klein
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:20 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-06-16 23:05:19 EDT
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xorg.conf, as requested (566 bytes, text/plain)
2008-04-08 10:22 EDT, Stan Klein
no flags Details
Xorg log, as requested (60.33 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-08 10:23 EDT, Stan Klein
no flags Details

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Description Stan Klein 2008-04-07 13:46:54 EDT
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.

How reproducible:

I don't know.  This happens occasionally.

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2008-04-08 09:29:28 EDT
Thanks for the bug report.  We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.

Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.
Comment 2 Stan Klein 2008-04-08 10:22:53 EDT
Created attachment 301636 [details]
xorg.conf, as requested
Comment 3 Stan Klein 2008-04-08 10:23:44 EDT
Created attachment 301638 [details]
Xorg log, as requested
Comment 4 Stan Klein 2008-04-08 14:43:47 EDT
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.
Comment 5 Stan Klein 2008-04-08 16:04:55 EDT
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.
Comment 6 Matěj Cepl 2008-04-09 07:44:09 EDT
This is not Xorg bug, reassigning to better component.
Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 11:25:22 EDT
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Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-06-16 23:05:17 EDT
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. 
Fedora 7 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not 
receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we 
are closing this bug. 

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version 
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