Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 174322
X stops receiving mouse clicks
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:18 EST
Description of problem:
After a few minutes of using Gnome, it stops responding sort of. I can still
move my mouse point around, but clicking anywhere has absolutely no effect. The
only thing I can do at that point is hit ctrl-alt-backspace. I also let it sit
there for a good long time to see if things would return to normal, but that
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log into Gnome and use it for a while
Gnome not freezing.
You filed this against nautilus, but write that "gnome" hangs. Exactly which
part of the desktop are frozen? Nautilus, panel, apps? Does the keyboard work?
Can you ctrl-alt-f1 switch to a VT? Can you ssh into the box over the network?
It seems to me that what you are describing is X hanging. (The mouse movement is
handled by an interrupt and can sometimes work even if most of X is crashed.)
(In reply to comment #1)
> You filed this against nautilus, but write that "gnome" hangs. Exactly which
> part of the desktop are frozen? Nautilus, panel, apps? Does the keyboard work?
> Can you ctrl-alt-f1 switch to a VT? Can you ssh into the box over the network?
Yeah, sorry, I wasn't exactly sure what component is causing my problems so I
picked nautilus. Well, that and this doesn't happen with KDE, so it seems to be
a Gnome problem.
Anyway, I just started a gnome session and fired up xchat. I just had to wait a
short why and once again, everything is frozen as far as the mouse goes. I
can't do anything with my xchat window. I can't click on the Gnome panel. I
can't click on the desktop. Mouse clicks just do not work. The keyboard does
work though. I can still type in my xchat window, I can switch to a console, or
to a different X session, etc. I can't however ssh into the machine. I don't
run sshd. =)
Very strange. Either something is going wrong with the xserver mouse driver, or
something is doing a mouse grab of some sort. I have no idea what is causing
this, and I don't see it on my box.
I'm reassigning this to X. Maybe they know what could be causing this.
Sounds like it could be:
1) kernel problem
2) X server or driver problem
3) something else
There isn't really enough information in the report to fully diagnose or
speculate very accurately though. Please try to narrow the problem down,
and provide an update to the report. It might be useful to install the
debuginfo packages for the X server and/or other components, and try
stracing various things.
Since this report was filed however, there have been quite a number of updates
in Fedora development. Please update to the latest builds of everything,
and update the report. If the problem still exists, please attach your
X server config file and log file as individual uncompressed file attachments.
Bug #175274 and this one, might be the same issue. I'm going to reassign
this to the mouse driver for now, while we diagnose. If it appears to be
something else, we can reassign it again later.
I've been running fc5 test 2 for a few days now and this problem seems to be