7.70. gnome-screensaver

Updated gnome-screensaver packages that fix several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The gnome-screensaver packages contain the GNOME project's official screen saver program. The screen saver 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 Fixes

BZ#648869
Previously, NVIDIA hardware did not support the X Resize and Rotate Extension (xRandR) gamma changes. Consequently, the fade-out function did not work on the NVIDIA hardware. With this update, xRandR gamma support detection code fails on NVIDIA cards, and the XF86VM gamma fade extension is automatically used as a fallback so the fade-out function works as expected.
BZ#744763
Previously, the mouse cursor could be moved to a non-primary monitor so the unlock dialog box did not appear when the user moved the mouse. This bug has been fixed and the mouse cursor can no longer be moved to a non-primary monitor. As a result, the unlock dialog box comes up anytime the user moves the mouse.
BZ#752230
Previously, the shake animation of the unlock dialog box could appear to be very slow. This was because the background was updated every time the window's size allocation changed, and the widget's size allocation consequently changed every frame of the shake animation. The underlying source code has been modified to ensure a reasonable speed of the shake animation.
BZ#759395
When a Mandatory profile was enabled, the "Lock screen when screen saver is active" option in the Screensaver Preferences window was not disabled. This bug could expose the users to a security risk. With this update, the lock-screen option is disabled as expected in the described scenario.
BZ#824752
When using dual screens, moving the mouse did not unlock gnome-screensaver after the initial timeout. The users had to press a key to unlock the screen. The underlying source code has been modified and the user can now unlock gnome-screensaver by moving the mouse.
All users of gnome-screensaver are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.
Updated gnome-screensaver packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6..
The gnome-screensaver packages contain 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#994868
Previously, when using virt-manager, virt-viewer, and spice-xpi applications, users were unable to enter the gnome-screensaver password after the screen saver started. This happened only when the VM system used the Compiz composting window manager. After users released the mouse cursor, then pressed a key to enter a password, the dialog did not accept any input. This happened due to incorrect assignment of window focus to applications that did not drop their keyboard grab. With this update, window focus is now properly assigned to the correct place, and attempts to enter the gnome-screensaver password no longer fail in the described scenario.
Users of gnome-screensaver are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.