Bug 1289273 - Mouse pointer and window management problems under Wayland
Mouse pointer and window management problems under Wayland
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mutter (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Florian Müllner
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-12-07 14:42 EST by magnus.i.hjorth
Modified: 2016-12-20 11:44 EST (History)
6 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 11:44:11 EST
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Screencast recording of cursor and focus problems (1.17 MB, application/octet-stream)
2015-12-07 14:42 EST, magnus.i.hjorth
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Description magnus.i.hjorth 2015-12-07 14:42:42 EST
Created attachment 1103364 [details]
Screencast recording of cursor and focus problems

Description of problem:

When in a GNOME under Wayland session under Fedora 23, I have occasional window management issues ranging from cosmetic to annoying:
 - Wrong mouse pointer shown for specific window
 - Clicking on window raises it but does not focus it.
 - The swirling "loading" animation shown in the title bar stays on for a quite long time (like 15-30 seconds) after the application has started.

I managed to record a screencast of some of the problems, see attached.

I know some of this has been posted in other bug reports, however I have not seen anyone report the combination of all these problems at the same time.

The regular GNOME session does not show any of these problems.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 23. 

How reproducible:

Problems are intermittent and I do not have a sure-fire way to reproduce them. The problems seem to come in "batches" and I can sometimes go a full day without any problems at all.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open firefox and terminal(s)
2. Do work and switch between windows by clicking on them
3. Problem shows up intermittently

Actual results:
Problems as described above.

Expected results:
None of these problems.

Additional info:
This is a quite clean Intel Corei7-3770K based system using the integrated GPU (no add-on boards to the motherboard) and all files on two SSD drives.

If there is any other information needed then please let me know.
Comment 1 Olivier Fourdan 2016-01-07 10:53:41 EST
mutter being the Wayland compositor and window manager in gnome-shell, moving to mutter.
Comment 2 Olivier Fourdan 2016-05-09 05:45:05 EDT
May be related: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=756272

I was also experiencing annoying focus issues between XWayland and Wayland native windows, and I fail to reproduce now after applying Jonas patch for XWaylamd:


In which case it would be XWayland more than mutter.
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