[CentOS] Gnome Screensaver - not functioning as advertised

Rob Kampen rkampen at kampensonline.com
Wed Oct 31 08:46:53 UTC 2012

On 10/31/2012 09:40 PM, Nux! wrote:
> On 31.10.2012 07:23, Rob Kampen wrote:
>> Hi List,
>> Currently running a couple of CentOS 6.3 workstations / laptops with
>> gnome as the default window manager.
>> Since the original 6.1 install the behaviour of the screensaver has
>> changed.
>> I use the cosmos theme and have this activate after five minutes of
>> idle.
>> Initially, when the five minutes were up, the screen would start to
>> dim and if one moved the mouse or hit a key on the keyboard it would
>> drop out of screensave and return to full bright screen.
>> With one of the updates since then, the behaviour has changed - now
>> once the 5 minutes are up - one has to wait until the gradual dimming
>> of the screen is complete (a couple of seconds) and only then move
>> the
>> mouse or hit a key to show the password dialog - enter password and
>> then get a working screen - all quite time consuming.
>> So I thought, remove the "Lock screen when screensaver is active" - I
>> have unchecked this option, logged in and out, and it just ignores it
>> and insists on a password - always.
>> I guess there is some option buried deep within the gnome system
>> panel that needs some attention - any ideas?
>> My preference is to have it back to the original behaviour, once the
>> screen begins to fade, a mouse movement or key click prevents the
>> screensaver from gaining complete control and needing the password
>> entry dialog etc. all my precious seconds being wasted - especially
>> as
>> I have a 5 minute idle setting.
>> Suggestions welcome
>> TIA
>> Rob
> You will want to follow this bug:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=848016
Thanks - appears to gain little attention, although I cannot see the 
entire bugzilla posting.

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