4.58. gnome-screensaver

An updated gnome-screensaver package that fixes one bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The gnome-screensaver package contains the GNOME project's official screen saver program. It is designed for improved integration with the GNOME desktop, including themeability, language support, and Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) compliance. It also provides screen-locking and fast user-switching from a locked screen.

Bug Fix

BZ#771849
When locking the screen, the gnome-screensaver application takes exclusive control of the mouse and keyboard. If another application has already taken exclusive control of the keyboard, gnome-screensaver is unable to take over that control. Under these circumstances, gnome-screensaver previously did not engage the screen saver but waited for the keyboard to become available. During this time-frame, the system was unresponsive to mouse clicks because gnome-screensaver held on to control of the mouse. With this update, gnome-screensaver has been modified to release control of the mouse until it can get control of both, the mouse and the keyboard, and the system is no longer unresponsive in this scenario.
All users of gnome-screensaver are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug.
An updated gnome-screensaver package that fixes one bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The gnome-screensaver package contains the GNOME project's official screen saver program. It is designed for improved integration with the GNOME desktop, including themeability, language support, and Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) compliance. It also provides screen-locking and fast user-switching from a locked screen.

Bug Fix

BZ#766799
Previously, gnome-screensaver's PAM configuration file was not marked as a configuration file in the gnome-screensaver spec file, and thus the configuration file was overwritten when updating the gnome-screensaver package. Therefore, after the screen had been locked, users could not log into the system by using some of the previously specified authentication methods, or when users successfully logged in, automatic re-authentication with some applications could fail. With this update, the spec file has been corrected, and the pre-existing gnome-screensaver's PAM configuration file is now preserved when the package is updated so authentication problems no longer occur.
All users of gnome-screensaver are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug.