locking screen should not switch to greeter

Bug #1220201 reported by Marc Deslauriers on 2013-09-03
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
indicator-session (Ubuntu)
Marc Deslauriers

Bug Description

Currently, when selecting "lock" from the session indicator, the user is switched to the greeter.

This breaks a whole slew of functionnality:

1- The switch is done before waiting for the screen to actually be locked properly, resulting in the user session not being locked properly presumably because gnome-screensaver couldn't get a keyboard and/or mouse grab in time. Switching to the user's vt displays the desktop for an instant before the screen actually locks.

2- Switching to the greeter revokes the user's device access, resulting in music not playing anymore, alarm sounds not ringing, etc. I fully expect to be able to start my music player, and have the music playing while I lock my screen.

3- The user's power preferences are no longer applied as expected when the greeter is being displayed.

4- The user experience is inconsistent with other ways of locking the screen, such as waiting for the timeout to occur, or pressing on Ctrl-Alt-L.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: indicator-session 12.10.5+13.10.20130823-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-4.9-generic 3.11.0-rc7
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-4-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.12.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Sep 3 07:32:46 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-11-13 (293 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: indicator-session
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to saucy on 2013-08-19 (14 days ago)

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Revision history for this message
Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote :
tags: added: rls-s-incoming
removed: rls-incoming-s
Charles Kerr (charlesk) on 2013-09-25
Changed in indicator-session (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Charles Kerr (charlesk) on 2013-09-28
Changed in indicator-session (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur)
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package indicator-session - 12.10.5+13.10.20130930-0ubuntu1

indicator-session (12.10.5+13.10.20130930-0ubuntu1) saucy; urgency=low

  [ Marc Deslauriers ]
  * src/service.c: don't switch to greeter when locking screen, as that
    switches away from the user's audio, power preferences, etc.
    (LP: #1220201)

  [ Ubuntu daily release ]
  * Automatic snapshot from revision 412
 -- Ubuntu daily release <email address hidden> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 06:33:40 +0000

Changed in indicator-session (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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