Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 710808
Screen saver does not play well with other modal dialogs for example Brasero
Last modified: 2012-08-07 14:25:43 EDT
Description of problem:
Walking away from a long task that pops up a dialog box during work
or after completion is not a good idea under Fedora 15 GNOME 3.
The screen saver doesn't properly offer you the password dialog box
when you come back.
I'll bet its some inappropriate sharing of global variables in the modal dialog box code whereby the screen saver and the other app conflict.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Default GNOME 3 as shipped with Fedora 15.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get yourself a CDRW disk so you can reuse it after this test.
2. Make sure your screen saver is set to lock and to timeout after 10 minutes.
3. Initiate a CD burn of via Brasero.
4. Walk away.
CD burn finishes successfully, but you can't get back on.
Move mouse or touch key.
You see the screen as it was during the Brasero burn when the screen saver ran.
There will be a modal dialog box up with status of the burn in progress.
The mouse moves just fine.
But you can't do anything.
Dialog box should pop up prompting for password to resume session.
When session resumes you should see the Brasero dialog box now showing
completed successful burn.
CTRL/ALT/F2 to get tty virtual terminal window.
Log in as root.
ps ax to find the screen saver dialog process.
Return to regular window CTRL/ALT/F1
THEN you are offered the GNOME 3 password dialog box and the session resumes.
I marked this urgent because anyone who doesn't know they can log in as root from another virtual terminal is DEAD in the water after the screen saver runs.
Feel free to lower the severity if I've mis-stated.
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