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Screen bug after long locked screen


Hello all,

I’m having issues with the default screensaver/locker ( gnome-screensaver ). After a lot of time of locked screen, it does not unlock correctly, usually a slice of the right-part of the screen appears on the left or other strange behavior. Other times it does not unlock at all, I keep seeing the lock screen and no way to interact with the applications but, if I have an open chat and I type in the message box (with a lot of luck) I can send the message, so it seems that I can still interact with the applications (so screen unlocked) but no luck to see what’s happening.

I switched to xscreensaver and everything is fine, but this is a workaround and I’d like to solve the issue about gnome-screensaver .

Thank you all for your work and attention.


please file a bug report on launchpad.net

ubuntu-bug gnome-screensaver

This will bring this issue to the wider community that still uses gnome-screensaver and potentially can advise further (hopefully)


Strangely, I’m not having this issue with other flavours so I do not think that’s a problem of gnome-screensaver


It still needs to be a bug-report. There obviously is a software issue which we cannot resolve here - gnome-screensaver doesnt have any user-definable options to play with.


I do understand, thank you