Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 455951
Obsolescent xscreensaver entry back in GNOME menus
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:21:32 EST
Description of problem:
After updating to the latest F9 XScreensaver packages, a related entry
reappears in "System > Preferences > Look & Feel".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update to xscreensaver-5.06-1.fc9
2. Open "System > Preferences > Look & Feel" menu.
There are two "Screensavers" entries related to gnome-screensaver and
to xscreensaver respectively.
Only gnome-screensaver preferences should appear.
I had filed bug 300401 about the same issue. The fix involved updating
The bug is still present in both of current F9 w/updates and the "koji" tree as of 2008-09-27.
Can we at least get one of them renamed so it's possible to tell which is which in the menu next time it un-hides itself?
The bug is still present in current "rawhide" including xscreensaver-5.07-2.fc10. Note that the xscreensaver-5.07-2.fc10.x86_64 package is not installed, only the additional packages are.
This issue also affects F10 w/updates including xscreensaver-5.08-1.fc10. The global desktop file is part of the base package :
$ rpm -qf /usr/share/applications/xscreensaver-properties.desktop
It seems to me that it should rather be part of xscreensaver-5.08-1.fc10.x86_64,
right? Only when installing xscreensaver-5.08-1.fc10.x86_64 as a replacement of g-s-s, this user interface should be exposed in the GNOME menus.
Issue still present for current "rawhide" and corresponding package gnome-screensaver-2.26.1-1.fc11. It has also become an issue on <email@example.com>:
"Yeah, that's gnome-screensaver versus xscreensaver. Would be nice if there were a way to suppress one if the other is installed, but I'm not sure the .desktop file format is canny enough to do that.
Reminder: I had filed (resolved) bug 300401 back in 2007 on the same issue. The fix involved updating gnome-screensaver-hide-xscreensaver.menu.
Fixed in gnome-screensaver-2.26.1-2.fc11
Issue is back in gnome-screensaver-2.27.0-2.fc12.
Issue still present for gnome-screensaver-2.27.0-9.fc12.x86_64. Regarding usability, this bug is a real nuisance: there are two screensaver entries in menu "System > Preferences" which is sort of misleading.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
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Issue still present for gnome-screensaver-2.28.3-1.fc12.x86_64.
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A cursory glance at F13 and F14 indicates that this bug is probably fixed in those releases.