Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 816347
On screenlock when the screen fades, pressing keys to prevent the lockout does not work
Last modified: 2013-03-21 04:34:58 EDT
In 6.2 you can press a key when you see the screen starting fading for an impending screenlock.
With the beta packages (1.10.6-1.el6.i686) this doesn't work, and you are left watching a quite slow fade until you are brought to a screensaver unlock screen.
The cause might be the fix for rhbz#748704
I can remember that I saw this behavior as well, but not any more right now. Just FYI.
Simo tested a patch for me, and it appears to have worked. Writing this down so I don't forget:
This is indeed caused by:
* Mon Mar 19 2012 Adam Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org> 1.10.4-14
- xserver-1.10.4-sync-revert.patch: Revert an edge-case change in IDLETIME
that appears to be more wrong than right. (#748704)
That patch reverts two hunks from Xext/sync.c. Those hunks would be correct, if they swapped places.
I don't believe this bug to be a blocker, inability to interrupt the screensaver is merely cosmetic.
Upstream fix for this was:
Author: Adam Jackson <email@example.com>
Date: Mon Jul 23 16:34:28 2012 -0400
sync: Fix logic error from b55bf248581dc66321b24b29f199f6dc8d02db1b
This change is included in xserver 1.13.0, current RHEL6.4 build is xorg-x11-server-1.13.0-1.el6.
*** Bug 848016 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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