Bug 454243 - gdm-user-switch-applet always locks screen when switching users
gdm-user-switch-applet always locks screen when switching users
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2008-07-07 03:19 EDT by Nils Philippsen
Modified: 2012-08-16 18:16 EDT (History)
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Description Nils Philippsen 2008-07-07 03:19:41 EDT
Description of problem:
When switching users with the user switch applet, it always locks the screen of
the user from which I switch away. The applet should either let me configure
this (old versions had a Preferences dialog where I could do that) or pull the
setting from the screensaver. It would need robust detection of what screensaver
is in use I guess, perhaps it should let the user set it manually if in doubt
about that?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gdm-user-switch-applet-2.22.0-8.fc9.x86_64

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure (gnome-)screensaver not to lock the screen when active
2. Use the applet to switch to another user
3. Switch back
  
Actual results:
Screen locked.

Expected results:
Screen unlocked.

Additional info:
Quoting bug #440054: As the computer in question is in a trusted location, we
don't use locking screen savers on it. If indeed some malfeasant person would
get in there, we would have more pressing problems than the sessions not being
locked ;-).
Comment 1 Nils Philippsen 2008-08-04 07:10:08 EDT
Ping?
Comment 2 Dan Nicholson 2008-12-12 19:59:28 EST
Upstream:

http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=559623

I've been using this on F9 for months.
Comment 3 Donald Edward Winslow 2009-02-21 01:28:33 EST
It doesn't work on F10.
Comment 4 Dan Nicholson 2009-02-21 15:35:41 EST
I'll rebase the patches soon, but I'm still using F9 and the gdm code has changed a lot in that area so it might not be pretty.
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Comment 6 Nils Philippsen 2009-06-10 11:59:21 EDT
The problem still exists on F-11. That it uses a gdm greeter to switch users doesn't make it less problematic (or easier to fix presumably).
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Comment 8 Nils Philippsen 2010-04-28 11:07:30 EDT
This issue still exists in gdm-user-switch-applet-2.30.0-1.fc13 on F-13 and I
assume on Rawhide as well.
Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2010-07-30 06:32:19 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 14 development cycle.
Changing version to '14'.

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