Bug 820391 - [Nvidia propriety driver] Screen freezes randomly when returning from locked desktop
[Nvidia propriety driver] Screen freezes randomly when returning from locked ...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-05-09 15:49 EDT by Justin Albstmeijer
Modified: 2013-08-01 02:33 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Desktop freeze (1.17 MB, image/png)
2012-05-09 15:50 EDT, Justin Albstmeijer
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on fedora 17 (56.58 KB, image/png)
2012-06-16 19:08 EDT, Justin Albstmeijer
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Description Justin Albstmeijer 2012-05-09 15:49:16 EDT
Description of problem:

When logging in after the desktop was locked due to user inactivity for a while, sometimes the desktop freezes. Leaving the background of the left monitor partly clear.

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


How reproducible:

Log in again after the desktop has been locked due to user inactivity for a while.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start gnome-shell
2. wait till the desktop has been locked due to user inactivity for a while
3. log in again to unlock the desktop
Actual results:

Some times the desktop freezes leaving the background of the left monitor partly clear.
Have to use ctrl+alt+backspace to be able to use the system again.

Expected results:

Just be able to resume using the desktop.

Additional info:

See screenshot.
Comment 1 Justin Albstmeijer 2012-05-09 15:50:59 EDT
Created attachment 583378 [details]
Desktop freeze
Comment 2 Justin Albstmeijer 2012-06-16 19:08:38 EDT
Created attachment 592361 [details]
on fedora 17

In the meantime I did a fresh install of Fedora 17.
The issue stays similar.

see attachment (screen.png/on fedora 17)

Different this time is that is happens every time when moving the mouse or pressing a key while the screen is locked and not random as on Fedora 16.
Not sure if it was the case before, but I can now just unlock the screen and a working desktop returns after typing my password blindly followed by an enter.

The actual password input window was never shown.

Another thing to note is that the square on top of the background seems to match the size of the second monitor.


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