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Old 02-20-2013, 11:10 AM   #1
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Fedora 18 won't unlock


Ran into a strange issue with Fedora 18, when I walk away and the screen locks by itself on occasion I can't unlock the screen. It will take my password and look like it's unlocking but I'm presented a gray screen and can't do anything (lock icon in the top left corner). Sometimes after this I can hit ctrl+alt+L and briefly see my desktop as the lock screen goes down.

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I did a fresh installation when I went from 17 to Fedora 18, all file systems have plenty of space, it's a standard HP desktop with dual monitors. I usually have a remote desktop session opened to a windows laptop and I can still SSH in from another location.

Has anyone else seen this? or have any advise on what to check? I can ssh in so I can kill/check whatever I need to.

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Old 02-20-2013, 06:46 PM   #2
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I'm using the XFCE Power Manager in Applications> Settings>
That's what came with Fedora 17 that I installed...I would imagine you have something similar- -

Go to the 'Extended' section in the Power Manager Wizard and un-check the box that says:
Lock screen when going for suspend/hibernate; that should help.

Hope this helps

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Old 02-22-2013, 02:37 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Blinker_Fluid View Post
Ran into a strange issue with Fedora 18, when I walk away and the screen locks by itself on occasion I can't unlock the screen. It will take my password and look like it's unlocking but I'm presented a gray screen and can't do anything (lock icon in the top left corner). Sometimes after this I can hit ctrl+alt+L and briefly see my desktop as the lock screen goes down.

Other details:
I did a fresh installation when I went from 17 to Fedora 18, all file systems have plenty of space, it's a standard HP desktop with dual monitors. I usually have a remote desktop session opened to a windows laptop and I can still SSH in from another location.

Has anyone else seen this? or have any advise on what to check? I can ssh in so I can kill/check whatever I need to.
I'm facing same issue since upgrading F17->F18 using FedUp. It seems to occur randomly and can't find other way than either killing gdm session or rebooting.

Properly annoying, need to reboot machine several times a day due to this bug.
 
Old 02-25-2013, 11:49 AM   #4
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I did Ztcoracat's recommendation, but most the time when I walk away I do the ctrl-alt-L keys to lock it.
 
Old 02-25-2013, 04:19 PM   #5
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The problem is also occurring intermittently after locking screen using ctrl-alt-l, at least for me.
 
Old 02-25-2013, 10:52 PM   #6
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I didn't have time to read through all of the bugs but if this is a bug it should be listed.
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F18_bugs

Also the front page of Fedora tells news about the distro everyday.
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/I...WN/LatestIssue

One reason why I have not installed Fedora 18 yet and am waiting until mid-March is to give the Fedora Team/Developers a chance for bug fixes.

I wouldn't lock the screen or keyboard unless you really have to (or) until a workaround is discovered for the issue at hand-
 
  


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