Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 512491
screensaver "job" is restarted every 10 minutes
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:23:17 EST
Description of problem:
During investigating BZ #485626 I've found a strange behaviour of the gnome-screensaver: Every 10 minutes the screensaver process which actually draws the screensaver is restarted.
This is controlled by the gconf entry: /apps/gnome-screensaver/cycle_delay, which is by default 10 (minutes).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start gnome-screensaver manually with --no-daemon and --debug
2. activate screensaver, wait 10 minutes (or configure the cycle_delay to a shorter value ;-) )
[gs_manager_cycle] gs-manager.c:640 (00:41:32): cycling jobs
[gs_job_stop] gs-job.c:483 (00:41:32): stopping job
[gs_job_died] gs-job.c:128 (00:41:32): Waiting on process 5729
[gs_job_died] gs-job.c:142 (00:41:32): Job died
[gs_job_set_command] gs-job.c:193 (00:41:32): Setting command for job:
If there is only one possible screensaver configured, gnome-screensaver should let it running instead of restarting it every cycle_delay minutes.
This is as designed. One reason for it is so that a rogue screensaver engine can't take down a running system with leaks etc. If you want to change the default value for this time - you may.