after locking screen and typing the incorrect password, gets stuck on "checking"

Bug #480188 reported by Leandro
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-screensaver

Sometimes when I lock the screen and type the incorrect passord, the
login gets stuck on "checking" and never returns to the password prompt
again (at least not for some minutes).

I can recover my session by going to tty1 and killing a running process
of mine (something related to gvfs, makes sense?, actually I don't remember
what I've killed but it was the only process with my name reported
by ps | aux)

I have seen that the screensaver was running, with top, and here goes
the information about it.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Nov 10 16:36:47 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Package: gnome-screensaver 2.28.0-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: gnome-screensaver
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic x86_64

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Leandro (leandromartinez98) wrote :
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Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please try to obtain a backtrace of gnome-screensaver-dialog following the instructions at and upload the backtrace (as an attachment) to the bug report. This will greatly help us in tracking down your problem.

Changed in gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
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noble (noblebaker) wrote :

I'm having the same problem also with 9.10. I'm willing to do the backtrace or should I open a new bug?

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Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote :

Could you please take a look at the "authentication failure" section of the following wiki page?

Also, are you able to reproduce this issue with Ubuntu 10.10 (maverick)?

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