Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 472061
webcollage screen saver displaying pornography
Last modified: 2012-08-04 04:54:28 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #461926 +++
Description of problem:
On a development machine I use KDE. I had the screensaver set to random.
This morning I came back to that machine to find that the screensaver had kicked in and was running web collage. And the images being displayed were pornographic and very explicit.
I do *not* browse porn sites on that machine, and it does not share any data with other machines and is used solely for testing code.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Not sure how to get it to redisplay those images, but I would prefer that the app allow the user to decide what sites to visit rather than randomly downloading images.
--- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2008-09-11 10:51:48 EDT ---
Ugh, this problem existed in kde3 (and we hacked around it), and I thought it was addressed in kde4.
--- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2008-09-28 17:12:30 EDT ---
Bumped the priority up. Need to address this before Fedora gets a NC17 rating.
--- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2008-09-28 21:49:17 EDT ---
I think the approach we're going to take is
1. include a temporary hack/workround (as we did with kde3)
2. bug xscreensaver maintainer to make webcolloage choose a better default for itself, so that xscreensaver users/consumers (like kscreensaver) don't need to add workarounds forever.
See item 2. It is our (kid-sig's) opinion/desire that xscreensaver's webcollage screensaver have sane defaults, and that includes not showing pr0n.
webcollage now accepts --directory option, so please fix it on
KDE side (see /etc/xscreensaver/XScreenSaver.ad.hacks)
xscreensaver-extras-gss also uses this option (i.e. when webcollage
is called by gnome-screensaver on Fedora, webcollage doesn't
try to access to net by default, see:
I know that, our continuing argument is that webcollage should be sane *by default* without any additional hacks or workarounds.
If you disagree with that premise, feel free to mark this WONTFIX, and we'll continue to workaround the mild insanity.
Well, would you try 5.07-3.fc11? I
- moved original webcollage to webcollage.original
- created a wrapper script as webcollage to call webcollage.original
with the option '-directory /usr/share/backgrounds/images'
- modified man pages and XML file
Sorry, can't personally test atm... our kdeartwork builds dropped support for webcollage until fixed here. ):
This workaround seems ok now. Karsten Hopp told me the Fedora Steering Committee agree with this sane default setting.
(In reply to comment #7)
> This workaround seems ok now. Karsten Hopp told me the Fedora Steering
> Committee agree with this sane default setting.
Thank you. Then I will also modify F-10/9/8 xscreensaver (webcollage)
and push them.
*** Bug 472899 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
xscreensaver-5.07-3.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.
xscreensaver-5.07-3.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
xscreensaver-5.07-3.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
xscreensaver-5.07-3.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
xscreensaver-5.07-3.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
xscreensaver-5.07-3.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
you can edit the dictionary file it uses, might help it a little
im in ubuntu hit alt f2
then type gksudo nautilus to open a window that will let you edit system files
then go to /usr/share/dict and delete the bad words from the american-english british-english dictionary files it uses to search for pictues. might help a little. thats what i did because i still like the saver.