lock screen is missing music controls

Bug #1073385 reported by aaron-bru on 2012-10-31
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gdm (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I upgraded to 12.10 and installed
and switched over to gdm, expecting to have music controls on the lock screen (which is very nice, by the way)
I also added the gnome 3.6 ppa (http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnome3-team/gnome3/ubuntu)

I have tried with either banshee or rhythmbox playing music, neither of them cause any controls to appear on the lock screen. This question has been asked at http://askubuntu.com/questions/204813/gnome-lock-screen-screensaver-is-missing-music-controls without any answers

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: gdm 3.6.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-17.28-generic 3.5.5
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu6
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Oct 30 20:18:30 2012
InstallationDate: Installed on 2010-01-10 (1024 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: gdm
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-10-27 (3 days ago)
mtime.conffile..etc.dconf.db.gdm: 2012-10-27T16:37:14.789862

aaron-bru (aaron-bru) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

Lock Screen Notifications also not working in my case.

Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :

Enabling of lock screen notifications requires gnome-control-center 3.6, which is not shipped with quantal.

You should however be able to manually enable lock-screen notifications with gsettings with the following command (or use dconf-editor):

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver show-notifications true


problem solved.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

I'm closing this bug since the GNOME developers have decided to disable lock screen notifications by default (to protect privacy) and we don't intend to override their decision.


Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
aaron-bru (aaron-bru) wrote :

wow that's awesome, thanks!
but it seems it's not working for Banshee for me, is that supposed to be like that right now? I don't mind switching to rhythmbox if so.

Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :

yeh, I believe its just rhythmbox for now. They are planning to add MPRIS support at some stage (probably in 3.8) though, so then it should work with most music apps.

shaneonabike (shanebill) wrote :

Could I suggest that you add some configuration setting somewhere since I agree with teh privacy issue, but also think this is useful for folks who don't mind having some notifications? Just a thought to make it easier for some folks that may not remember to make the suggestion you posted. (Read: Make it more accessible to general public :)

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