Bug 710808 - Screen saver does not play well with other modal dialogs for example Brasero
Screen saver does not play well with other modal dialogs for example Brasero
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-screensaver (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
unspecified Severity urgent
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-06-04 18:19 EDT by wdc
Modified: 2012-08-07 14:25 EDT (History)
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Description wdc 2011-06-04 18:19:47 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.

How reproducible:


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.
Actual results:

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.

Expected results:

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.

Additional info:

Work around:

CTRL/ALT/F2 to get tty virtual terminal window.
Log in as root.
ps ax to find the screen saver dialog process.
Kill it.
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.
Comment 1 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2011-06-21 11:57:07 EDT
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Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2011-06-21 12:00:19 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
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