timeoutd not effective in Gnome

Bug #137250 reported by Steve Moyer on 2007-09-04
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timeoutd (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: timeoutd

My 14 year-old daughter managed to circumvent timeoutd in about 10 minutes. The contents of my /etc/timeouts file contains a single line as follows:

Al2200-0800:*:loginid:*:NOLOGIN

If I understand the documentation correctly, this should prevent logins from 8PM to 8AM (while she should be sleeping, etc). Sure enough, a pop-up appears once per minute during this time stating that logins are not currently allowed. If she closes the dialog (by clicking the Okay button or the close box) or if she doesn't respond to the dialog, it does indeed log her out. Her "hack" is to minimize the dialog, then right-click and close it from the Window List applet in the panel. In this case, the dialog becomes an irritant but nothing more.

More information:

Feisty Fawn (7.04) with all updates
timeoutd 1.5-10

Please let me know if additional testing or information is required.

Thanks!

Steve Moyer (smoyer64) on 2007-09-04
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description: updated
Steve Moyer (smoyer64) wrote :

Rebooting the machine seems eliminate the problem almost all the time. I'm not sure that this will be reproducible on another system. If it doesn't readily appear, I'd recommend marking this bug as such and closing it.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

Is this symptom still reproducible in 8.10 beta or later?

Changed in timeoutd:
status: New → Incomplete

Hi,
I have not tested for a while. Next weekend may should be possible.

  rm

2008/10/19 Daniel T Chen <email address hidden>

> Is this symptom still reproducible in 8.10 beta or later?
>
> ** Changed in: timeoutd (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
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Risto Mononen (risto-mononen) wrote :

Hi,
Did you get this update?

  risto

** Changed in: timeoutd (Ubuntu)
      Status: New => Confirmed

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2008/10/19 Daniel T Chen <email address hidden>

> Is this symptom still reproducible in 8.10 beta or later?
>
> ** Changed in: timeoutd (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
> --
> timeoutd not effective in Gnome
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/137250
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> timeoutd in ubuntu.
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Victor Vargas (kamus) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in timeoutd (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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