FS#31583 - [xscreensaver] crashes, leaving screen unlocked

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Max Pray (synthead) - Monday, 17 September 2012, 18:57 GMT
Last edited by Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi (djgera) - Wednesday, 30 January 2013, 15:52 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Eric Belanger (Snowman)
Architecture All
Severity Critical
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Like many others, I use XScreensaver to lock my screen while I'm away from my desk (at work). I have ssh keys unlocked, active sessions, etc., that are confidential, etc. Two times in a week, XScreensaver has crashed, leaving my screen unlocked.

I'm not sure how to provide logs and such for XScreensaver, but tell me what to do and I'll try to catch it in the act.

xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.2-1
xorg-server 1.12.4-1 (xorg)
xorg-server-common 1.12.4-1
xlockmore 5.40-1
xscreensaver 5.19-1
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Closed by  Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi (djgera)
Wednesday, 30 January 2013, 15:52 GMT
Reason for closing:  No response
Additional comments about closing:  No response in +4 months. Please reopen if needed with a link to upstream report.
Comment by Eric Belanger (Snowman) - Monday, 17 September 2012, 20:19 GMT
dmesg shows errors sometime. You could also look in /var/log/errors.log
Comment by Greg (dolby) - Monday, 01 October 2012, 21:00 GMT
Xscreensaver output may be found in .xsession-errors or the console if you're not using a display manager.
Comment by Dimitri Sabadie (skp) - Tuesday, 09 October 2012, 15:03 GMT
Maybe it’s rough but is there a way to get a debug version of XScreensaver and run it in gdb?
Comment by Eric Belanger (Snowman) - Friday, 16 November 2012, 01:57 GMT
Do you still get crashes with xscreensaver 5.20-1 ?