Cannot lock screen

Emmett Culley emmett at
Thu Jun 28 15:29:00 UTC 2012

On 06/28/2012 06:57 AM, Rex Dieter wrote:
> On 06/28/2012 08:37 AM, Emmett Culley wrote:
>> For the last few Fedora releases I have not been able to lock my screen
>> except using the command line. The command line that I use is:
>> /usr/libexec/kde4/kscreenlocker --forcelock --daemon
>> I can also get the screen to lock on timeout by causing the above script
>> to run via the power management systems settings dialog. Without adding
>> the script definition the screen only goes dark. Checking the "Lock
>> screen on resume" has no effect.
>> Selecting Lock from the menu or clicking on the lock widget has no
>> effect. When I first installed Fedora 17 those methods did not work
>> until after the first full update, then stopped on a subsequent full
>> update.
>> I even installed Fedora 17 fresh, instead of updating as I did for two
>> previous releases, so as to start with a fresh ~/.kde directory.
>> How can I troubleshoot this? Where do I find how the Lock menu item is
>> programmed and how do I find out what the lock widget is supposed to do.
> Does this work?
> qdbus org.kde.screensaver /ScreenSaver \
>     org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver.SetActive 1
> -- rex
[emmett at ws1 ~]$ qdbus org.kde.screensaver /ScreenSaver  org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver.SetActive 1
Cannot find 'org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver.SetActive' in object /ScreenSaver at org.kde.screensaver

Nothing happens.


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