Bug 104349 - xdg-screensaver: bad xautolock invocation for reset action
Summary: xdg-screensaver: bad xautolock invocation for reset action
Alias: None
Product: Portland
Classification: Unclassified
Component: xdg-utils (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All Linux (All)
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Assignee: Portland Bugs
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Reported: 2017-12-20 13:55 UTC by François Charlier
Modified: 2019-02-16 13:39 UTC (History)
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Description François Charlier 2017-12-20 13:55:19 UTC
xdg-screensaver invokes a xautolock with a wrong parameter for the reset action.

Currently it executes: "xautolock -restart"

To do what the manpage says, it should instead execute: "xautolock -unlocknow"

Calling with '-restart' causes some issues where xautolock will not work correctly after the call.

- From xdg-screensaver manpage:

       reset          Turns the screensaver off immediately. If the screen was locked the user may be asked to authenticate first.

- From xautolock manpage:

       -restart        Causes an already running xautolock process (if there is one and it does not have -secure switched on) to restart.

       -unlocknow      Causes  an already running xautolock process (if there is one, if it does not have -secure switched on, and is not currently disabled) to unlock the display immediately (if it's locked) by sending the locker a SIGTERM signal.
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