Bug 79108 - xscreensaver-command -lock says screensaver is already locked but it is not
xscreensaver-command -lock says screensaver is already locked but it is not
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: xscreensaver (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Blocks: 79579
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Reported: 2002-12-05 14:46 EST by Michael Lee Yohe
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-17 17:38:43 EDT
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strace output (159.20 KB, text/plain)
2002-12-05 14:47 EST, Michael Lee Yohe
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strace output of the actual xscreensaver process (10.38 KB, text/plain)
2002-12-05 14:48 EST, Michael Lee Yohe
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Description Michael Lee Yohe 2002-12-05 14:46:49 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020830

Description of problem:
Whenever I select "Lock Screen" from the Gnome menu or manually execute
"xscreensaver-command -lock", I get an error message saying:

xscreensaver-command: already locked.

I am unable to reproduce this error because I have not figured out what I did to
cause it (I've locked this workstation about eight times today).  The X session
on this box is about 11 days old.

I will be attaching an strace output of the xscreensaver-command _and_ an strace
output of the xscreensaver process itself.

The inability to lock the screen could potentially be a security risk if the
lock cannot be enabled after the idle period that is configured.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. see description

Actual Results:  xscreensaver-command: already locked.

Expected Results:  Screen should have locked normally.

Additional info:

$ rpm -q xscreensaver

I saw that the revision in the 4.06-4 Raw Hide package was negligible and should
have no effect on this phenomenon.
Comment 1 Michael Lee Yohe 2002-12-05 14:47:27 EST
Created attachment 87584 [details]
strace output
Comment 2 Michael Lee Yohe 2002-12-05 14:48:01 EST
Created attachment 87585 [details]
strace output of the actual xscreensaver process
Comment 3 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-07-17 17:10:50 EDT
I'm assuming that this bug has disappeared off the charts (as I have not been
able to reproduce it again) with 4.10.
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2003-07-17 17:38:43 EDT
OK. We've never been able to reproduce it here period. 
Comment 5 Danny Aizer 2004-08-26 02:25:18 EDT
I have xscreensaver-4.07-2 and the problem described above persists 
for 5 workstations with the same configuration.
Comment 6 Warren Norrell 2004-11-15 15:33:06 EST
I have found this problem to be reproducible at xscreensaver-4.07-2 
with the following sequence:

1.  Disable xscreensaver
2.  ATTEMPT to lock screen, either by "xscreensaver-command -lock" 
or "Lock Screen" from the menu.  (Will FAIL)
3.  Enable xscreensaver

-- you will now be unable to lock the screen       --
-- this appears to be a bug in xscreensaver-4.07-2 --

To fix, run "xscreensaver-command -restart".  There does not appear 
to be any way to do this from the menu.

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