Bug#719812: gnome-screensaver: Brightness keys are ignored

Riccardo Boninsegna rboninsegna2 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 15 15:10:00 UTC 2013

Package: gnome-screensaver
Version: 3.4.1-1+b1
Severity: normal
Tags: upstream

Since GNOME 3 appears, in my experience, to lack a "turn screen off now" command such as ctrl+shift+eject in Mac OS, I often find myself turning the display and keyboard backlight all the way down to off when I'm not using the computer.

However, if the system stays idle enough to engage the auto-lock (or even enter standby), the password prompt will have to be answered blindly, as the required function keys are ignored.
The only "workaround" would be backspacing until you hear the alert sound (assuming, as per bug 429281, that the sound was on!), type your password, press Return, then try the brightness control hoping you got it right the first time.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.9-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gnome-screensaver depends on:
ii  dbus-x11                   1.6.12-1
ii  gnome-icon-theme           3.8.2-2
ii  gnome-session-bin
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas  3.4.2-3
ii  libc6                      2.17-92
ii  libcairo2                  1.12.14-4
ii  libdbus-1-3                1.6.12-1
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2           0.100.2-1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0         2.28.2-1
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.36.3-3
ii  libgnome-desktop-3-2       3.4.2-2
ii  libgnomekbd8               3.6.0-1
ii  libgtk-3-0                 3.8.2-3
ii  libpam0g                   1.1.3-9
ii  libx11-6                   2:1.6.0-1
ii  libxext6                   2:1.3.2-1
ii  libxklavier16              5.2.1-1
ii  libxxf86vm1                1:1.1.2-1+deb7u1

Versions of packages gnome-screensaver recommends:
ii  gnome-power-manager   3.8.2-1
ii  libpam-gnome-keyring  3.8.2-2

gnome-screensaver suggests no packages.

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