Bug 499892 - (lockscreen) User Switcher applet "Lock Screen" function doesn't work
User Switcher applet "Lock Screen" function doesn't work
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: jmccann
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-05-08 14:43 EDT by Justin Newman
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:22 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 08:27:06 EDT
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Description Justin Newman 2009-05-08 14:43:23 EDT
Description of problem: The 'lock screen' function of the User Switcher applet for gnome-panel doesn't work

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.26.1

How reproducible: Click on the user Switcher applet and click Lock Screen

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add User Switcher to a gnome panel
2. Attempt to lock the screen with it
Actual results: Nothing

Expected results: Screen becomes locked and requires password to resume use

Additional info: There's no error message and I'm not sure where to dig up a pertinent log or backtrack, so if there's any additional information I can provide just let me know.
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2009-05-09 12:24:52 EDT
Does the 'Lock Screen' in the System menu work ?
Is gnome-screensaver running in your session ?
Comment 2 Justin Newman 2009-05-09 17:04:22 EDT
There is no 'Lock Screen' in my system menu. I'll double check when home, but I don't think gnome-screensaver is running.
Comment 3 Matthias Clasen 2009-05-10 01:17:04 EDT
Then you probably don't have gnome-screensaver installed. 
The user switcher applet should probably be as smart about this as the panel is.
Comment 4 Justin Newman 2009-05-10 02:11:24 EDT
Ah, I didn't know lock screen was dependent on gnome-screensaver. Should I close this bug and refile it more accurately?
Comment 5 Matthias Clasen 2009-05-10 02:13:50 EDT
No, I moved it to gdm, where the user switcher applet lives.
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 11:28:35 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 7 Sergey Rudchenko 2009-09-23 17:33:31 EDT
Thank you for the bug report.


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