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Bug 1056823 - gnome-shell with a default settings has entirely broken screensaver/lockscreen
Summary: gnome-shell with a default settings has entirely broken screensaver/lockscreen
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-01-23 01:21 UTC by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2015-06-29 14:40 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-29 14:40:46 UTC

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Description Michal Jaegermann 2014-01-23 01:21:42 UTC
Description of problem:

On Fedora 20 installation with a default autostart screensaver and session locking is not operational regardless of settings under "Privacy" and "Power".
Super-L does not lock screen as no other means including "loginctl -P lock-sessions" suggested in bug 1033997.

In /etc/xdg/autostart/gnome-screensaver.desktop there is a clause

AutostartCondition=GNOME3 if-session gnome-fallback

suggesting that "something else" should provide these functions.  Whatever that is supposed to be does not work.

Making gnome-screensaver to start again resolve the problem - i.e. screens power down and it is possibly to lock screen again (both manually and automatically)

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

How reproducible:
the same issue on many machines

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