Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 682132
Gnome screensaver may not lock screen (happens arbitrarily)
Last modified: 2013-02-13 16:41:30 EST
Description of problem:
Gnome screensaver is configured as:
- Blank screen
- Regard as idle after 5 minutes
- Activate screensaver when idle
- Lock screen when screensaver active
The screensaver may not kick in! It is unsure on what this depends.
(Maybe firefox window in foreground? That would be astonishing though)
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this still seems to be happening as of f16-gnome-rc2
the severity on this should be at least 'high'.
I need to retest this.
I know that I have Totem Player active sometimes and that program sends ALT keypresses to the X Server to keep the screensaver from activating (the visualization software must be running though.. I think. See also bug#571179).
In one phrase: I need to check whether the problem occurs if Totem Player is off.
a clump of similar bugs for duplicates consideration:
still seems to randomly occur on up to date fc16
however havent noticed it on fc17alpha so far :')
(In reply to comment #5)
> still seems to randomly occur on up to date fc16
> however havent noticed it on fc17alpha so far :')
Yep, I still get this on f16 on my desktop, but not my laptop. Haven't been able to figure out why this happens, or if there is some kind of log message that would be written when it is about to engage the screensaver so I could debug it. (nothing in /var/log/messages or /var/log/Xorg.0.log)
rats. correction to comment#5,
this just happened with a fully updated fc17-alpha :'(
hmm maybe unrealted but i didnt notice it happeneing until after
update came through in last few days
(which ironically seemed to fix
unrelated bug#784532 disppearing brightness slider lol)
What's the best way to debug this? I don't know where the screensaver records lock screen attempts. I looked in /var/log/messages and /var/log/Xorg.0.log, but nothing there.
To partly answer my question I noticed the "--debug" option to gnome-screensaver:
$ gnome-screensaver --debug
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "pk-gtk-module"
[gs_debug_init] gs-debug.c:106 (18:49:29): Debugging enabled
[main] gnome-screensaver.c:86 (18:49:29): initializing gnome-screensaver 3.2.0
[init_session_id] gs-listener-dbus.c:1287 (18:49:29): Got session-id: /org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Session2
[gs_fade_init] gs-fade.c:884 (18:49:29): Fade type: 3
[set_status] gs-watcher-x11.c:347 (18:49:29): GSWatcher: not active, ignoring status changes
[gs_manager_set_lock_enabled] gs-manager.c:162 (18:49:29): GSManager: lock-enabled=1
[gs_watcher_set_active] gs-watcher-x11.c:277 (18:49:29): turning watcher: ON
** (gnome-screensaver:9737): WARNING **: screensaver already running in this session
I note this line:
"GSWatcher: not active, ignoring status changes"
does this suggest that for some reason it's ignoring the requests that would normally activate the screensaver when idle?
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