Very slow screensaver with 2.14

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Thu May 4 00:53:07 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-05-03 at 15:01 -0700, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> The new gnome-screensaver in 2.14 is unbelievably slow. On my 1GHz
> system it takes over 20 seconds to bring up the password window. I can't
> imagine what it is doing all of this time. The screen un-blanks and the
> cursor appears almost instantly, but it just sits there at that
> point. On my 2GHz system, it 'only' takes about 6 seconds and my
> Athlon-64x2 4400+ even takes about 4 seconds.
> Anyone have any idea what is going on? Waiting 22 seconds is simply
> painful!  

You could attach gdb to it from a vty line, then try to control+C into
it when it appears to be paused.  You'd probably have really good look
on the ~ 20 second machine.  On my systems gnome-screensaver is
generally responsive.


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