Bug 1654637 - keyboard grab failed connecting to XQuartz
Summary: keyboard grab failed connecting to XQuartz
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: spice-gtk
Version: 28
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marc-Andre Lureau
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-11-29 10:12 UTC by Christophe de Dinechin
Modified: 2019-05-28 23:49 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2019-05-28 23:49:49 UTC
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Description Christophe de Dinechin 2018-11-29 10:12:53 UTC
Description of problem:

When running virt-viewer over ssh -Y from a macOS system running XQuartz, the
following message often happens when returning to the virt-viewer after
losing focus (switching to another application)

(virt-viewer:4900): GSpice-WARNING **: 11:00:54.712: keyboard grab failed 4

After that message shows up, it's impossible to type anything in the VM, and
it is necessary to restart another virt-viewer.

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

virt-viewer.x86_64                      6.0-4.fc28                      @updates
spice-glib.x86_64                        0.35-1.fc28                    @updates
spice-gtk3.x86_64                        0.35-1.fc28                    @updates
spice-protocol.noarch                    0.12.14-2.fc28                 @updates
spice-server.x86_64                      0.14.0-4.fc28                  @fedora 
spice-vdagent.x86_64                     0.17.0-6.fc28                  @fedora 

How reproducible: Always (it may take a few iterations of focus change)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. From macOS, connect to a Fedora 28 system with `ssh -Y hostname`
2. In the resulting shell, use something like `virt-viewer vmname` or `virt-install` or `virt-manager`
3. Check that you can correctly interact with the VM
4. Do something else (read mail, watch a web page) so that XQuartz loses focus
5. Return to the VM. Try typing something.
6. If step 5 works, go back to step 4 and repeat a few times.
7. If step 5 fails, you probably have a message like the above on the terminal

Actual results:

Keyboard focus is lost and keyboard interaction with the VM is no longer possible

Expected results:

Interaction with the VM using the keyboard should remain possible.

Additional info:

I've only observed that with XQuartz so far. I will attempt to reproduce from a Wayland or Xorg session, and update this BZ with my findings.

Comment 1 Daniel Berrangé 2019-03-21 13:52:40 UTC
Re-assigning to spice-gtk since that's responsible for the error message, though ultimately it probably just delegates to gtk for the actual grab, so might eventually need a further reassign

Comment 2 Marc-Andre Lureau 2019-03-21 14:13:51 UTC
it's likely an upstream bug, moved there.

Comment 3 Daniel Berrangé 2019-03-21 14:44:20 UTC
Even if there's an upstream bug, I'd expect this to be kept open as any fix is still appropriate for applying to Fedora

Comment 4 Marc-Andre Lureau 2019-03-21 14:59:46 UTC

Comment 5 Ben Cotton 2019-05-02 19:45:40 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 28 is nearing its end of life.
On 2019-May-28 Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for
Fedora 28. It is Fedora's policy to close all bug reports from releases
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Comment 6 Ben Cotton 2019-05-28 23:49:49 UTC
Fedora 28 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2019-05-28. Fedora 28 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
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