Bug 428245

Summary: gnome-screensaver does not grab keyboard input
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Giacomo Montagner <gmontagner>
Component: gnome-screensaverAssignee: jmccann
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Priority: low    
Version: 8CC: cschalle, jmccann, rstrode
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
URL: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=446906
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Patch to correct the behaviour of gnome-screensaver none

Description Giacomo Montagner 2008-01-10 10:02:44 UTC
Description of problem:

In brief: gnome-screensaver - while using compiz - does not grab keyboard input 
immediately when screen is locked, but for the first 30 seconds the input goes 
to the last window having focus before the lock. I leave the details on the 
bugreport I already reported to Debian some time ago: 

I did already report this on Debian, they gave me a patch. I tried to apply the 
same patch to the source RPM gnome-screensaver-2.20.0-10.fc8.src.rpm and it 
fixed the problem. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start an X session which uses compiz
2. Lock the screen

Actual results:

The input box is unusable. If a terminal window had the focus 
before lock, anything you write on keyboard goes to the terminal window. After 
30s gnome-screensaver grabs the input again and you are able to unlock the 

Expected results:

To be able to write the password in the text input box and unlock screen
immediately; keyboard input should be grabbed by gnome-screensaver and not from
compiz/other applications. 

Additional info:

I attach the patch which solved the problem (both under Debian and under Fedora)

Comment 1 Giacomo Montagner 2008-01-10 10:02:44 UTC
Created attachment 291260 [details]
Patch to correct the behaviour of gnome-screensaver

Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-01-10 14:02:14 UTC
Do you by any chance have the "unredirect fullscreen windows" option enabled ?

Comment 3 Giacomo Montagner 2008-01-10 14:22:58 UTC
Yes, it's enabled. 

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