screen never locks

Bug #1777848 reported by Daniel Holm on 2018-06-20
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Using lockscreen keybord shortcut (Super+L) doesnt lock screen. The systm just freezes a few seconds. Putting the system to sleep (suspend), after settings are set to lock screen when screen is blank, also does not lock the screen.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: gnome-screensaver 3.6.1-8ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-23.25-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-23-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Wed Jun 20 11:57:27 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-09-28 (629 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160719)
SourcePackage: gnome-screensaver
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to bionic on 2018-05-02 (48 days ago)

Daniel Holm (danielholm) wrote :
information type: Private Security → Public
Jarno Suni (jarnos) wrote :

gnome-screensaver-command --lock
does not work, but exits with 0 even if gnome-screensaver is running.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

Running gnome-screensaver in debug mode led me to bug 864458.

I have only tested it in a live session, so it may not be disabled in a normal session.

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