Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 652652
Gnome-screensaver sometimes acts as a jail
Last modified: 2012-08-16 16:18:56 EDT
Description of problem:
Sometimes when the computer is locked up by gnome-screensaver, the user is locked up himself : the screen is completely black but the mouse cursor, and no password prompt will pop up. No obviously related message in logs.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gnome-screensaver 2.30.2 2.fc14
xorg-x11-server-Xorg 1.9.1 2.fc14
Randomly, after gnome-screensaver (default configuration) has been triggered.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log on Fedora 14.
2. Wait without moving.
3. Once gnome-screensaver has been launched, try to log in.
Randomly, no log in prompt will appear and the background stay blank (black).
A log in prompt should appear and the background change to the actual background. (FWIW, I am using the default background.)
I am running dual screen (Dell Latitude E6410 laptop on its dock along with a 1280×1024 Dell screen).
Note that obviously this is valid only if the screen is locked when the screensaver is active.
In addition, the previous post was made using the "blank screen" screensaver : using another screensaver, the issue is the same, but the background corresponds to the static screensaver image. I.e. the screensaver is "stopped".
This report is probably a duplicate of bug 660168 and bug 660563, although I did not notice the "upper left rectangle" and my few attempts to log in anyway failed. For this reason I don't mark this as duplicate yet, I will wait for being able to check this, in two weeks.
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