View Full Version : [gnome] Gnome3 lock screen problem

February 3rd, 2013, 09:54 PM
Sometimes when I put my computer to sleep or just lock the screen, when I come back and try to log in, I just get the black bar across the top with a lock symbol and my name, and some icons at the right end, and a gray background. I can alt + tab to see my programs' thumbnails, however nothing I do will show the programs themselves. I can interact with the programs - if I ctrl + tab while firefox is open, then alt tab again, the thumbnail of firefox changes to the next page in my tab list.

You can see this in action at:

Any idea why this happens? It's not consistent, and I haven't figured out anything that can 100% reproduce it, but the only thing I can do is restart gdm, which kills all my open programs.