Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 515794
A screensaver crashes Gnome and XFCE sessions
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:23:26 EST
Description of problem:
When leaving the screensaver running, leaving the machine alone for a while gets me logged out.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Leave ;-)
I've seen some screensavers starting OK, but after a short while (random selection, most are active) my session gets killed.
Well, would you attach the results of the following?
- the result of $ rpm -qa | grep screensaver | sort
- the output of $ xscreensaver -verbose -sync (once after you kill
xscreensaver by $ xscreensaver-command -exit)
- /var/log/Xorg.0.log (or maybe /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old)
This is after lots of updates in X since my report. No xorg.conf (hasn't been for a long time).
$ rpm -qa | grep screensaver | sort
$ xscreensaver-command -exit
xscreensaver-command: no response to command.
It seems that with my current setup it just didn't start?! I distinctly remember seeing a screensaver starting yesterday (only change since then was update of xorg-x11-drv-nouveau-0.0.15-2.20090805git712064e.fc12.x86_64, irrelevant in my case). Started the screensaver, will send this off and report later if it crashes again (+ requested outputs).
Thank you. Actually you are using gnome-screensaver, not xscreensaver.
That would then be gnome-screensaver-2.27.0-3.fc12.x86_64.
After starting the screensaver as directed, I left the machine alone over lunch (and then some), it works fine now (screen was being saved when I came back, and I got back to my session without a hitch).
There were other problems that just "went away" recently (due to Gnome, X updates?). Closing this one.
Sorry for wasting your time.