Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 189335
user mouse button/wheel activity does not exit screensaver
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:30 EST
Description of problem:
Once screensaver is active, mouse clicks (left/right/both/wheel click) and mouse
wheel rolling does not exit the screensaver.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Everytime with at least the screensavers: blue squares|space images|floaters.
Steps to Reproduce: (quickly)
1. System|Preferences|Screensaver|Set session idle after 1 minute.
2. uncheck lock screen saver when active.
3. wait until screensaver begins.
4. click or roll mouse wheel (without moving mouse).
screensaver exits, returning to what you were viewing when the ss kicked in.
The release listed (and one before it) fixed the bug 186772 where the same mouse
actuations continually were not keeping the fade to black starting nor
It is probably uncommon for people to try to exit the screensaver by clicking
mouse buttons; though it is easy to do on a touchpad on a notebook, and with
some optical mice.
Fixed in upstream gnome-2-14 and HEAD.
Are you still seeing this with the latest updates?
Ray, as @ 2006-06-02
with normal updates, no change.
with updates-testing, no change:
# rpm -qa|grep -E 'screensaver|hal|power'|sort
with development, no change:
Looks like William has made changes lately:
2006-04-26 William Jon McCann <email@example.com>
* src/gs-window-x11.c: (maybe_request_unlock),
Make button presses and scroll events request an unlock.
I also tried with screen-saver set to lock (ie need password to exit), noGo.
Ray, have you pulled in the new code and made an rpm already ? where ? DaveT.
In fact I haven't. Sorry about that. I thought I had, but I got sidetracked.
Anyway, I'll have a look today.
David, this should be fixed with updates by now. Can you confirm?
With: Jun 01 18:38:47 Updated: gnome-screensaver.i386 2.14.2-1
This is the one in updates/testing/5/i386
Test: set screensaver timeout to 1 minute. Don't move mouse (hold it in air!),
after fade out and screensaver (random) running:
1. left-click: Exits OK
2. right-click: Exits OK
3. scroll Up: Exits OK
4. scroll Down: Exits OK
5. scroll Click: Exits OK.
Confirming fixed with the above version. Someone with a mouse with more
buttons/features might like to confirm, but I'll mark it closed/errata, although
the signed package has not made it to updates yet (is this correct ?).
Good work to both developers and packagers :)
Since I am not sure which packages come into play, I'll list them for later ref:
rpm -qa|grep -E 'screen|hal|power'|sort
gnome-power-manager-2.15.1-1 *from devel
gnome-screensaver-2.14.2-1 *from updates-testing