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gnome-screenaver is transparent when the screen is locked


Description George Brooke 2008-02-13 14:06:09 CET
The problem is that when:
   * you use xfwm4, and
   * you have compositing enabled, and possibly
   * you have "display fullscreen overlays directly" enabled,
then the gnome-screensaver doesn't blank your screen when locking,
so anybody can see the screen -- which may contain sensitive information.

May be a gnome-screensaver bug or an xfwm4 bug
Comment 2 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2008-03-15 07:22:07 CET
Actually the behavior described here is actually a bug (reproducible at will) that is fixed in SVN, but the patch is somehow not trivial and I am not sure if this is to be backported to the stable branch, probably yes, but with a lot of care.
Comment 3 Yves-Alexis Perez editbugs 2008-06-24 11:59:05 CEST
hmhm it seems that the patch against this bug (taken from r26691) breaks OpenArena. You can see more details there http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=483070

Comment 4 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2008-06-24 12:09:49 CEST
But how up-to-date is your fix? There've been more fixes since that particular revision:


Bug #3849

Reported by:
George Brooke
Reported on: 2008-02-13
Last modified on: 2020-05-21


Olivier Fourdan
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