Bug 660193 - cannot Lock Screen
cannot Lock Screen
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: 2010-12-05 21:22 EST by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2015-02-17 08:31 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 08:31:46 EST
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Description Jens Petersen 2010-12-05 21:22:50 EST
Description of problem:
I cannot lock the screen when using gnome-shell.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F14 and F15 rawhide

How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click on panel User menu -> Lock Screen
Actual results:

Expected results:
screen to lock

Additional info:
happens for both current F14 and F15 gnome-shell.
Comment 1 Rich Mattes 2011-06-16 13:56:56 EDT
I'm seeing this problem in F15.  When I select "Lock Screen" from the menu in the upper right, nothing happens.  The screen is also unlocked when the machine resumes from suspend or screen saver.  I have the lock screen option in the "Screen" menu in System Settings set to 5 minutes, and the "Lock" slider is on.
Comment 2 Steven Michael Williams 2011-06-21 15:50:45 EDT
I am also suffering from this issue on Fedora 15 (64 bit). It is pretty important because of my role as Network Administrator to keep my screen locked when I am off doing something away from my computer, so no one can open up Seahorse and see my different passwords.
Comment 3 Rich Mattes 2011-08-11 01:03:47 EDT
So I did some digging, apparently gnome-screensaver is responsible for screen locking (maybe this bug should be reassigned).  I checked, and gnome-screensaver isn't running, even though it's checked off in gnome-session-properties.  I tried running gnome-screensaver manually, and got:

$ gnome-screensaver
Illegal instruction (core dumped)

I tried reinstalling gnome-screensaver via a yum reinstall, and when I ran gnome-screensaver on the cli again it didn't crash.  So I logged out and back in again, and gnome-screensaver was running, with screen locking working properly.
Comment 4 Stefan Ring 2012-06-30 10:39:49 EDT
Still not working with Fedora 17. How can this not get any attention? When the unlock screen vulnerability was found, everyone freaked out, but you don't even need the vulnerability if the screen never locks in the first place.
Comment 5 Stefan Ring 2012-07-03 08:50:47 EDT
It turns out that "Screensaver" was not ticked in gnome-session-properties. Why, I have no idea. I certainly didn't un-check it myself, because I hadn't even known about gnome-session-properties. Screen locking works now as a result of me toggling the checkbox (and restarting the session).
Comment 6 Fedora End Of Life 2013-04-03 15:02:14 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
Changing version to '19'.

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