Bug 652652 - Gnome-screensaver sometimes acts as a jail
Gnome-screensaver sometimes acts as a jail
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-screensaver (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-11-12 08:06 EST by Skippy
Modified: 2012-08-16 16:18 EDT (History)
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Description Skippy 2010-11-12 08:06:55 EST
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

How reproducible:
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.

Actual results:
Randomly, no log in prompt will appear and the background stay blank (black).

Expected results:
A log in prompt should appear and the background change to the actual background.  (FWIW, I am using the default background.)

Additional info:
I am running dual screen (Dell Latitude E6410 laptop on its dock along with a 1280×1024 Dell screen).
Comment 1 Skippy 2010-12-13 07:58:08 EST
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".
Comment 2 Skippy 2010-12-19 08:27:52 EST
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.
Comment 3 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2011-06-21 11:59:04 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
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