Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 902850
Lock Screen does not work in xmonad-gnome session
Last modified: 2014-01-22 20:42:35 EST
Description of problem:
When "Lock Screen" is selected in the xmonad-gnome session nothing happens.
Running "gnome-screensaver-command -l" in terminal produces no output.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login to xmonad-gnome session
2. Select "Lock Screen" from the menu in the top right corner.
Lock screen appears
Further to the above. It works fine in a standard gnome session.
More relevant software versions:
Thanks for the report - I can reproduce this.
As a workaround you could add:
$ cat >> ~/.xmonad/session
But I am not sure why gnome-session is not starting gnome-screensaver
for an xmonad session - gnome-session management is still a bit of
a mystery/black-art to me... :)
But maybe we should just start it by hand if available in xmonad-start
for now for gnome sessions.
(It might also be better to move xmonad-gnome to a separate package
but that is another story.)
BTW I just tested and same problem seems to happen for
other alternative gnome sessions too (eg Openbox and E16).
So seems this problem may not be specific to xmonad.
(In reply to comment #2)
> But maybe we should just start it by hand if available in xmonad-start
> for now for gnome sessions.
I added this workaround to rawhide (f19 git) now,
and also added gnome-screensaver to @xmonad-gnome in comps-f19.
These can probably be backported later to F18.
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Fix was in F19 before it moved to xmonad-mate.