Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 493238
GNOME screensaver activates after 5 minutes, irregardless of GUI setting
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:22:49 EST
Description of problem:
The GNOME screensaver activates after 5 minutes of inactivity, even though I've set the timeout (under System/Preferences/Screensaver) to 30 minutes. I've also set it to 1 minute, and it still launches after 5 minutes of inactivity. Note that the correct screensaver is launched (i.e. if I change it from "Blank Screen" to "Cosmos", that works).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 11 Alpha, gnome-screensaver-2.26.0-1.fc11.x86_64
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set screensaver timeout to anything you want
2. Wait exactly 5 minutes
Specified screensaver (blank, cosmos, etc.) launches after 5 minutes of inactivity
Specified screensaver launches after *specified* amount of inactivity
Got the same problem
using rawhide updated to 20090404. 64bit, radeon card, gnome...
I try to put one hour and it doesn't work.
xset q shows all timeout at 0. Is xset the good command to use and what should it show ?
Matthieu, I'm fairly sure that the value reported by "xset" is for the (very basic) X11 screensaver, which no-one uses any more. The GNOME screen saver is a separate program, with many more features. FWIW, "xset q" reports 0 for me as well, indicating that the X screensaver will not be activated.
You can try "xset s 1" from a terminal window, and watch as the X screensaver activates after 1 second of inactivity. It will just blank the screen, instead of doing the animations that the GNOME one does.
Still, it's good to know that others are having the same problem as me!
Fixed in gnome-screensaver-2.26.0-2
Confirmed that it's working in gnome-screensaver-2.26.0-2.fc11.x86_64