timeoutd lock screen of the currently logged in user when terminating background session

Bug #736737 reported by Etienne Goyer on 2011-03-17
This bug affects 2 people
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timeoutd (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: timeoutd

On lucid, timeoutd would lock the screen of the foreground user when terminating an idle background session.

Steps to reproduce:

- Install timeoutd

- Edit /etc/timeouts to add the following line:


The above will kill sessions after three minutes of inactivity, warning one minute before.

- Log in as one user, switch session to a second user.

- In the second session, do something (so as to not trigger the timeout for the foreground session). After three minutes, the background session will be terminated, and the foreground session is sent to the GDM, where he can log back in his currently running session.

Intended results: the foreground session should not be affected by the background session being terminated.

timeoutd version 1.5-10.1ubuntu1

Risto Mononen (risto-mononen) wrote :

Testing with first user on tty1 and second on Lubuntu lxsession. First one was logged out as expected without affecting the second one. Next test with two lxsessions.

Risto Mononen (risto-mononen) wrote :

Testing with two users on separate Lubuntu lxsessions, on tty8 and tty7. First one (tty8) was logged out as expected and the Lubuntu login screen on tty8 was displayed after logout. Ctrl-Alt-F7 restored the second lxsession (tty7) without need to login again. My testing confirmed the reported bug.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

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