Bug 1435580 - Losing keyboard access when session is locked (can't unlock)
Summary: Losing keyboard access when session is locked (can't unlock)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell
Version: 25
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-03-24 09:44 UTC by Christophe de Dinechin
Modified: 2017-12-12 10:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-12-12 10:37:36 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Christophe de Dinechin 2017-03-24 09:44:05 UTC
Description of problem:

One one of my Fedora25 systems, I sometimes get locked out of my Gnome Xorg session, because the password field no longer accept keyboard input. Of note, I'm routinely using VNC over vino server (which is why I'm using Xorg). I'm also using several tools that attempt to grab the keyboard (e.g. KVM/QEMU, Spice)

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

gnome-shell.x86_64                                                                      3.22.2-2.fc25                                          @updates

How reproducible: Often (2 or 3 times in the last week, but only on one system)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Wait until you get locked out
2. Try to type password

Actual results:
Expect to be able to type password to unlock

Expected results:
Text field does not react to input. There is no cursor, no feedback. Typing the password "blindly" does not allow unlocking.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Christophe Fergeau 2017-04-04 09:58:53 UTC
Maybe try to ssh in that system, and try to kill remote-viewer/... if they are running within your user session, and see if that helps?

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