F13: screensaver problem after upgrade from F12

John Horne john.horne at plymouth.ac.uk
Mon Jun 7 15:27:16 UTC 2010

Kevin T. Likes wrote:
> I recently upgraded from F12 to F13 using preupgrade.  Everything
> seemed to go well, except for one problem I think I've traced to the
> screensaver.
> When I lock the screen now at the console, I get logged  out of my
> session after a short period of time (a few minutes) .  My first
> thought was that maybe one of the screensavers was bad, so I went to
> change that one I was using, but as soon as I selected another one
> (not even having to hit preview), I get logged out, although it does
> seem the selection is changed. I tried unlocking immediately, and it
> works.  If I unlock the screen after a couple of minutes, but before
> the unwanted logout, the screen just goes black, and I can't get in.
> The system is still running, though, since I can get in via SSH.
> I do see in /var/log/messages that is looks like Xorg is coredumping,
> but I don't see anything to indicate why.
> Has anyone else had this trouble?
Yes, maybe. It has happened twice now for me. The first time I assumed I
did something like tell the PC to logout rather than 'lock'. However, it
happened again a few minutes ago. I had a task running, and left my PC
to talk to someone else. I noticed when the screensaver kicked in, but
didn't look at my PC after that. A few mins later I came back and it had
logged out. I was left at the login screen.

I have been able to lock and unlock the screensaver without a problem.
No blank screen. I do not see anything in any of the log files.

I am using the KDE 4D Hypertorus screensaver.


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