Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59598
lock screen appears to log out
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:14 EDT
hampton beta1. Selecting lock screen from the K menu as a normal user dumps the
user back to the KDM dialog screen, making it appear as if it logged the user out.
What it actually does is some bizarre combination of locking the screen and then
dump the user back to KDM. At KDM, when the user logs back in, they actually
fire up a new X Server on a subsequent vt. After trying to lock the screen a
couple of times, I wound up with:
/usr/X11R6/bin/X vt7 -auth /var/run/xauth/A:0-Lkepz7
/usr/X11R6/bin/X :1 vt8 -auth /var/run/xauth/A:1-q04CR0
/usr/X11R6/bin/X :2 vt9 -auth /var/run/xauth/A:2-Zw2llf
it took me a little bit to figure out what was going on. I'm not sure if this
is a bug or if it's a new "feature" of KDE 3 (I can see it being useful for
common machines used by several people, for example), but it's definitely going
to cause confusion for a lot of people if it's the default.
Not able to replicate this with the latest KDE 3 packages here in the office.
Closing out. Please reopen if the problem reemerges.
REOPENING -- though I don't really have much useful info to add to this report.
So far, this has happened to me about 50% of the time; once while manually locking
the screen, and once while letting the screen lock automatically.
currently running: kdebase-3.0.0-0.cvs20020314.4
Never happens here. Please attach your .kde directory when this happens, might be some
I saw this on multiple systems with beta1, and on those systems it occurred
system-wide, not per user....
I'll see what I can find w/ beta3.
Just did a fresh install of beta3, starting up in runlevel 5 using kdm.
I added a user account (kaboom, o' course) during install.
After the system booted, I logged in as kaboom. In the initial "Configuring
your environment" queries KDE does, I selected North America -> USA, and then on
the performance dialog I just dragged it all the way to the right (enabling
I then clicked lock screen. It did the whole "spawn a new kdm on the next
console, lock the current console" thing.
Attached will be a tarball of my .kde directory.
Created attachment 49485 [details]
tar of .kde directory
It's doing the same thing on this install I just did as well. Here, I didn't
change anything from the default configuration, other than language....
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 62120 ***