Bug 720239 - fade to black only happens on 1 of 3 displays
fade to black only happens on 1 of 3 displays
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-screensaver (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-07-11 02:51 EDT by Anthony Symons
Modified: 2014-10-09 18:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-08-16 11:39:29 EDT
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Description Anthony Symons 2011-07-11 02:51:49 EDT
Description of problem:
When the desktops fade to black due to the screensaver kicking in, only 1 of 3 heads fade. When it is black the screen saver is active on all of them. 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F14 or 15
2. With multiple heads
3. Log in, let screen saver start up, observe fade.
Actual results:
1 of 3 heads fades

Expected results:
all heads fade

Additional info:
I have been running fedora releases for a long time, and have observed this on different machines and releases. I always wonder if it'll be fixed on each release, but it has not been. I have not filed a bug previously as its not a show stopper, but it would make the desktop look more polished if it did work. I think it is a generic issue with any display, but for the record I am running proprietry nvidia drivers, 3 heads and xinerama. 

Hopefully its easily reproduced on any multi-head hardware, and easily fixed. Thanks!
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Comment 2 Robert F. Merrill 2014-10-09 18:37:23 EDT
Could this be reopened? it still happens on Fedora 20.
Comment 3 Robert F. Merrill 2014-10-09 18:50:58 EDT
(In reply to Robert F. Merrill from comment #2)
> Could this be reopened? it still happens on Fedora 20.

Oops, I goofed, I'm actually seeing it on xscreensaver, not gnome-screensaver

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