Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 871403
Password prompt invisible in gnome-screensaver
Last modified: 2013-08-01 06:31:07 EDT
Description of problem:
I have a dual-head setup with a laptop monitor and an LCD screen :
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 2880 x 1200, maximum 8192 x 8192
LVDS1 connected 1280x800+1600+400 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 303mm x 190mm
VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI1 connected 1600x1200+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 408mm x 306mm
TV1 unknown connection (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
I use the external screen as primary monitor (carrying the GNOME panel) when I'm connected to the docking station. This setup works fine normally.
After locking the screen and touching a key for unlocking the screensaver, the Laptop screen remains dark. The password prompt is invisible. Most probably the prompt is on the dark laptop monitor. It's impossible to change the laptop monitor brightness using the Fn key combinations (that works when logged in normally).
It's possible (but rather inconvenient) to log back in by typing the password blindly. After that was done, the laptop monitor lights up.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Sometimes (~ 50%). In the other cases, the password prompt is visible on the external monitor.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click on "Lock Screen" in the GNOME panel
2. go away
3. come back
4. hit key
Laptop screen dark, no password prompt visible
Visible password prompt (either on illuminated laptop screen, or on the LCD monitor)
So far this has only happend with dual monitor configs. I never saw it while disconnected from the external monitor (docking station). The same problem occured on earlier versions of Fedora already (F16 tested).
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