Bug#694303: gnome-screensaver is not started when gnome started with kdm

Praveen Arimbrathodiyil praveen at debian.org
Sun Nov 25 08:33:10 UTC 2012

Package: gnome-screensaver
Version: 3.6.0-1
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,
   * What led up to the situation?

I had to switch to kdm as gdm3 was failing to start normally. See #692814

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or

I chose GNOME from the desktop environments list in kdm and logged in and tried
to lock the screen.

   * What was the outcome of this action?

Screen was not getting locked as gnome-screensaver was not running.

   * What outcome did you expect instead?

I should be able to lock my system irrespective of the display manager I chose.

Did anything change between the way a dm starts a session? Could it be a bug in
gnome-session or kdm?

pravi at savannah:~$ apt-cache policy gnome-session
  Installed: 3.6.0-1
  Candidate: 3.6.0-1

pravi at savannah:~$ apt-cache policy kdm
  Installed: 4:4.8.4-4
  Candidate: 4:4.8.4-4

pravi at savannah:~$ apt-cache policy gnome-screensaver
  Installed: 3.6.0-1
  Candidate: 3.6.0-1

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=ml_IN, LC_CTYPE=ml_IN (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gnome-screensaver depends on:
ii  dbus-x11                   1.6.8-1
ii  dpkg                       1.16.9
ii  gnome-icon-theme           3.4.0-2
ii  gnome-session-bin          3.6.0-1
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas  3.6.0-1
ii  libc6                      2.13-36
ii  libcairo2                  1.12.2-2
ii  libdbus-1-3                1.6.8-1
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2           0.100-1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0         2.26.1-1
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.34.2-1
ii  libgnome-desktop-3-4       3.6.1-1
ii  libgnomekbd7     
ii  libgtk-3-0                 3.6.1-1
ii  libpam0g                   1.1.3-7.1
ii  libx11-6                   2:1.5.0-1
ii  libxext6                   2:1.3.1-2
ii  libxklavier16              5.2.1-1
ii  libxxf86vm1                1:1.1.2-1

Versions of packages gnome-screensaver recommends:
ii  gnome-power-manager   3.4.0-2
ii  libpam-gnome-keyring  3.4.1-5

gnome-screensaver suggests no packages.

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