Bug 896633 - Password entry dialog does not appear when screen is locked for 15+ min - VirtualBox related
Password entry dialog does not appear when screen is locked for 15+ min - Vir...
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: 2013-01-17 11:27 EST by Resa Drijsen
Modified: 2014-02-05 10:03 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-02-05 10:03:51 EST
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Description Resa Drijsen 2013-01-17 11:27:18 EST
Description of problem:
When I leave my laptop locked for a longer period (my current estimate is more than 15 minutes) the password entry dialog does not appear after I have slided up the screensaver screen that is displayed as of F18.

Currently I have to turn off the laptop with the on/of switch and reboot to have a working environment again.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Installed Packages
Name        : gnome-screensaver
Arch        : x86_64
Version     : 3.6.1
Release     : 1.fc18
Size        : 1.1 M
Repo        : installed
Summary     : GNOME Screensaver
URL         : http://www.gnome.org
License     : GPLv2+
Description : gnome-screensaver is a screen saver and locker that aims to have
            : simple, sane, secure defaults and be well integrated with the
            : desktop

How reproducible:
By locking the laptop and leaving it unattended for at least 15 minutes

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Lock screen
2.Leave unattended for 15 minutes
3.Slide up "screensaver screen"
Actual results:
Normal behavior is that the "unlock screen" appears after sliding up the screensaver screen. When the problem occurs only a black screen appears.
Also entering the password "in the blind" does not unlock the screen.

Expected results:
"Unlock screen" appears so password can be entered and system is unlocked

Additional info:
Currently none. If more info is required please let me know.
Comment 1 Resa Drijsen 2013-01-18 07:07:22 EST
Today I encountered the same issue again.
In an attempt to see whether I could stop the screensaver "manually" I entered a terminal using <Ctrl>-<Alt>-<F2> and logged in.

However, I could not find a running process that I could relate to the screensaver. What I did come across is the following (result of "ps -ef | grep watch-log):
root       808     1  0 09:36 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/abrt-watch-log -F BUG corruption stack overflow protection fault WARNING: at nable to handle ouble fault: RTNL: assertion failed eek! page_mapcount(page) went negative! adness at NETDEV WATCHDOG ysctl table check failed INFO: possible recursive locking detected : nobody cared IRQ handler type mismatch /var/log/messages -- /usr/bin/abrt-dump-oops -xD
root       809     1  0 09:36 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/abrt-watch-log -F Backtrace /var/log/Xorg.0.log -- /usr/bin/abrt-dump-xorg -xD

I have no idea whether or not it is related to this issue but it seemed better to provide the info than to withold it.
Comment 2 Resa Drijsen 2013-01-21 09:30:20 EST
Today I encountered the same issue again, however it ONLY seems to happen when I have a VirtualBox image also open. Today I had Win7 running in VBox when the issue re-appeared.

Hopefully this helps in reproducing the error.
Comment 3 fropeter 2013-02-13 11:57:44 EST
I created a clone of this report as I'm not sure it is exactly the same problem, and its against Fedora 17.

The bug is at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=910456
Comment 4 Resa Drijsen 2013-02-13 14:11:22 EST
(In reply to comment #3)
> I created a clone of this report as I'm not sure it is exactly the same
> problem, and its against Fedora 17.
> The bug is at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=910456

I am also not sure if this is the same problem.
When faced with the issue again today I have tried the workaround as described by you in bug #910456 (change terminal and login as root etc).
In my case there is no gnome-screensaver and/or gnome-screensaver-dialog process.

Furthermore it only seems to happen when I have a virtual machine (VBox) running. So far I have not been able to reproduce it without VBox open.

Anyway thanks for jumping in and sharing your info.
Comment 5 Resa Drijsen 2013-02-27 11:34:26 EST
Am I correct in assuming that the currently implemented "workaround" is that when VirtualBox is running the screen no longer gets locked?

At least I noticed that currently I get the message that an application prevents locking.
Comment 6 Resa Drijsen 2013-04-19 05:40:17 EDT
Today I had locked my laptop using <Ctrl>+<Alt>+L and when I came back after a while I experienced not exactly, but a similar issue.
Although the password box appeared I could not enter any my password.

I was able to work around the issue by selecting "Login as another user" and then just login as myself again.

Is there any information I can provide to help determine the cause of this incident?
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