[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#855902: xfce4: Moving mouse won't bring a locked screen back. Have to use Ctrl-Alt-F2, Ctrl-Alt-F1, which brings the Desktop Manager (such as GDM) login screen.

Hong Xu hong at topbug.net
Thu Feb 23 06:53:49 UTC 2017

Package: xfce4
Version: 4.12.3
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?

Wait until the screen is locked. Sometimes need to wait a bit longer even after
it is locked.

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or

Press key and move the mouse.

   * What was the outcome of this action?

Nothing happened.

   * What outcome did you expect instead?

The password dialog should pop up.

   * Some comments?

This issue does not exist in Jessie. It starts happening after upgrading to

If wait long enough after the screen is locked, I have to use "Ctrl-Alt-F2,
Ctrl-Alt-F1" to bring the screen back on. However, when it is on, the desktop
manager (GDM) pops up, instead of the xfce password dialog.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages xfce4 depends on:
ii  gtk2-engines-xfce        3.2.0-2
ii  libxfce4ui-utils         4.12.1-2
ii  orage                    4.12.1-2
ii  thunar                   1.6.10-6
ii  xfce4-appfinder          4.12.0-2
ii  xfce4-panel              4.12.1-2
ii  xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin  0.2.4-1
ii  xfce4-session            4.12.1-5
ii  xfce4-settings           4.12.1-1
ii  xfconf                   4.12.1-1
ii  xfdesktop4               4.12.3-3
ii  xfwm4                    4.12.3-3

Versions of packages xfce4 recommends:
ii  desktop-base      9.0.2
ii  tango-icon-theme  0.8.90-6
ii  thunar-volman     0.8.1-2
ii  xfce4-notifyd     0.3.4-1
ii  xorg              1:7.7+18

Versions of packages xfce4 suggests:
pn  gtk3-engines-xfce    <none>
pn  xfce4-goodies        <none>
ii  xfce4-power-manager  1.4.4-4

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