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Bug 1058045 - System freeze when gdm attempts to start the screensaver
Summary: System freeze when gdm attempts to start the screensaver
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-screensaver
Version: 20
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-01-26 17:47 UTC by Luca Giuzzi
Modified: 2015-06-29 14:46 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-06-29 14:46:42 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
output of journalctl -m (deleted)
2014-01-26 17:47 UTC, Luca Giuzzi
no flags Details

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Bugzilla 1027700 None None None Never

Description Luca Giuzzi 2014-01-26 17:47:14 UTC
Created attachment 855716 [details]
output of journalctl -m

Description of problem:
The system locks-up whenever the screen saver starts in gdm

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

Version     :
Release     : 1.fc20

How reproducible:
 Boot the machine; wait for 10 minutes without logging in from the console.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot the system
2. wait

Actual results:
The system freezes

Expected results:
The system should keep on running

Additional info:
I included a note to bug 1027700, as the problem manifested itself after the fix for that bug got installed; reverting the fix apparently prevents the bug from manifesting itself.

I include a copy of the output of the relevant journalctl -m (for a session which crashed).

Comment 1 Luca Giuzzi 2014-02-08 10:49:58 UTC
Actually, this is a gnome-screensaver bug, as I have seen I can trigger it also as a user (by locking the screen).
The lock up appears to happen just after the "lid animation" touches the bottom of the screen.

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Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2015-06-29 14:46:42 UTC
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