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Updated gnome-screensaver packages that fix two 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.
- Previously, when using the virt-manager, virt-viewer, and spice-xpi applications, users were unable to enter the gnome-screensaver password after the screen saver had started. This occurred only when the virtual machine system used the Compiz composting window manager. After users had released the mouse cursor, then pressed a key to enter the password, the dialog window 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.
- Prior to this update, the gnome-screensaver utility worked incorrectly when using an X server that does not support the fade-out function. Consequently, gnome-screensaver terminated unexpectedly when trying to fade out the monitor. This bug has been fixed and gnome-screensaver now detects a potential fade-out failure and recovers instead of crashing.
Users of gnome-screensaver are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.