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Blinker_Fluid 02-20-2013 12:10 PM

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.

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.

Ztcoracat 02-20-2013 07:46 PM

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

adlorenz 02-22-2013 03:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Blinker_Fluid (Post 4896069)
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.

Blinker_Fluid 02-25-2013 12:49 PM

I did Ztcoracat's recommendation, but most the time when I walk away I do the ctrl-alt-L keys to lock it.

adlorenz 02-25-2013 05:19 PM

The problem is also occurring intermittently after locking screen using ctrl-alt-l, at least for me.

Ztcoracat 02-25-2013 11:52 PM

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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