Bug 521085 - gnome-desktop lock screen not working
Summary: gnome-desktop lock screen not working
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-screensaver
Version: 12
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: jmccann
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-03 14:57 UTC by Michael Hoffman
Modified: 2015-01-14 23:23 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-12-05 06:29:40 UTC

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Description Michael Hoffman 2009-09-03 14:57:53 UTC
Description of problem:
When clicking "Lock Screen" or using the shortcut of "Ctl-Alt-L" the user is immediately logged out instead of locking the screen as expected

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 11.92 (Fedora 12 Alpha)

How reproducible:
Log into gnome as regular non-privileged user.  Lock the screen.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Log into gnome desktop as non-privileged user.
2.Lock screen either through shortcut (mentioned above) or through system menu

Actual results:
User is logged out

Expected results:
The user's session is locked and screen saver activated or returned to login screen showing that the user is still active.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2009-09-04 01:06:19 UTC
Works fine here. Is this reproducible ? Is gnome-screensaver running in your session ?

Comment 2 Michael Hoffman 2009-10-23 15:22:36 UTC
I do have gnome-screensaver running.  this problem still exists.  Please note that I have tried this when upgrading from fedora11 stable to fedora 12 alpha and doing a straight fedora 12 alpha install.  Not sure where any additional debugging information is captured to provide you with more details.  I have reproduced this on 3 machines now.  2 upgraded from f11 and 1 new install.  I have also tried to use the system->lock screen action item to no avail.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 11:57:29 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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Comment 4 Tim Taiwanese Liim 2010-05-01 04:27:06 UTC
Do you still see this issue?  Now it (ctrl-alt-L locks screen) works
well on my several F12.

Comment 5 Tim Taiwanese Liim 2010-08-13 19:01:21 UTC
Any news?  If not, can we close this bug?

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2010-11-04 10:13:32 UTC
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2010-12-05 06:29:40 UTC
Fedora 12 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-12-02. Fedora 12 is 
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