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Bug Fix Advisory gnome-screensaver bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2012:0008-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2012-01-10
Last updated on: 2012-01-10
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated gnome-screensaver package that fixes one bug is now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The gnome-screensaver package contains 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.

This update fixes the following bug:

* When locking the screen, the gnome-screensaver application takes exclusive
control of the mouse and keyboard. If another application has already taken
exclusive control of the keyboard, gnome-screensaver is unable to take over that
control. Under these circumstances, gnome-screensaver previously did not engage
the screen saver but waited for the keyboard to become available. During this
time-frame, the system was unresponsive to mouse clicks because
gnome-screensaver held on to control of the mouse. With this update,
gnome-screensaver has been modified to release control of the mouse until it can
get control of both, the mouse and the keyboard, and the system is no longer
unresponsive in this scenario. (BZ#771849)

All users of gnome-screensaver are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which fixes this bug.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red
Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_7.5.src.rpm     MD5: cff9130d066ae4a21317925d9555bcf7
SHA-256: 380caf25d1d412f34ace12048f8bcc15f3d6c1d5a3026994ce7b51e28af278ae
 
IA-32:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_7.5.i386.rpm     MD5: 0a08cc6eafedb27748770e7f1ce0a89c
SHA-256: 62fc14e370e547d8e2f08139a0251343d30accb3582943e12bb9de1f58fb8871
 
IA-64:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_7.5.ia64.rpm     MD5: 952d8db13304c020997cf7df3ae0c547
SHA-256: 701ab59adcc96d3725882b98c69c0edf608b97f0179398c549c2f32e02aff7f2
 
PPC:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_7.5.ppc.rpm     MD5: 6da2c4a5b891477053f69552fbcdcfde
SHA-256: 94fb488ec1426950ef46a63137e7c5fcb8a7d50b99b783b34605da750de25f5c
 
s390x:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_7.5.s390x.rpm     MD5: 7a8c11d9c8a80a6867bfaa053367b8aa
SHA-256: 905fbc958903db57667ee1814b6f46b40246008455510d591329ba974833fe5c
 
x86_64:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_7.5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: a0b767f3c70045e0d14160e885fc264b
SHA-256: 8ac07b7ea72ce40a13c45a0263ccc9776ffd9cd58bd4540365b7c6f86323cc55
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_7.5.src.rpm     MD5: cff9130d066ae4a21317925d9555bcf7
SHA-256: 380caf25d1d412f34ace12048f8bcc15f3d6c1d5a3026994ce7b51e28af278ae
 
IA-32:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_7.5.i386.rpm     MD5: 0a08cc6eafedb27748770e7f1ce0a89c
SHA-256: 62fc14e370e547d8e2f08139a0251343d30accb3582943e12bb9de1f58fb8871
 
x86_64:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_7.5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: a0b767f3c70045e0d14160e885fc264b
SHA-256: 8ac07b7ea72ce40a13c45a0263ccc9776ffd9cd58bd4540365b7c6f86323cc55
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)


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