Re: gnome-screensaver

On Seg, 2006-02-13 at 11:19 +0000, Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-02-07 at 12:10 +0800, Davyd Madeley wrote:
> > I see that both Ubuntu Dapper and Fedora Core 5 test 2 are shipping
> > with gnome-screensaver now.
> > 
> > Having now used both of them, does it seem slow for anyone else? It
> > seems that something has gone astray once or twice and forced me to
> > have to change vt and kill the process to get my session back.
> > 
> > I didn't manage to get anything useful debugging-wise from it, does
> > anyone know the story here?
> > 
> > If we have a screensaver that you can't get away from, we should
> > consider not including this module during this release cycle.
>   I tested a couple of days ago.  At first I thought it was awesome.
>   Then one time, when I came back from lock screen, my whole X server
> suddenly started becoming extremely slow.  I mean, _really_ slow, like
> taking 5 seconds to draw a window.  During the process I kept an eye on
> CPU usage and it seemed the X server was not consuming any CPU (unless
> the system monitor applet was not redrawing), not disk IO either, it was
> just slow for some other reason.  Eventually I had to kill the X server.
> I tried restarting metacity first but it didn't help.

  OK, now in a different computer something equally bad happened: the
unlock dialog wouldn't accept keyboard input, so I couldn't type the
password to unlock.

Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro
<gjc inescporto pt> <gustavo users sourceforge net>
The universe is always one step beyond logic.

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