Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 194038
Mouse buttons cease functioning randomly when using rdesktop
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:45:34 EST
Description of problem:
When mouse cursor is over rdesktop window it stops
functioning correctly. Mouse cursor can be moved, but
clicking anywhere on the screen does nothing. Clicking on windows,
gnome panel, etc causes nothing. Keyboard input does work normally.
I've found no way of getting out of this situation other than
killing X with c-alt-backspace.
This happens very randomly - about at least once
in a workday. I'm not 100% sure it's caused by rdesktop,
but the problem occurs always when using it.
I have the same issue. It appears, in my case, that if the screensaver
activates in the rdesktop session then the mouse gets "caught" in the rdesktop
session and the buttons will not work.
It may also keep the keyboard (or at least Alt+Tab) in the session because if
the preivious active window (before using the rdesktop window) was a
gnome-terminal, I can type and Alt+Number to move between gnome-terminal tabs,
however the GNOME Alt+Tab still does not work.
I'll post my system details after my main workstation's X is restarted.
Please let me know if any log/debug information is needed
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