Bug 205910 - gnome-settings-daemon wakes up for every keypress
Summary: gnome-settings-daemon wakes up for every keypress
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-settings-daemon
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bastien Nocera
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: wakeup
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-09-10 02:13 UTC by Matthias Clasen
Modified: 2010-03-24 19:37 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-02-17 13:41:22 UTC
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Description Matthias Clasen 2006-09-10 02:13:54 UTC
It probably has the same problem gtk had a while ago, it selects for some 
xkb events, without making sure to unselect all the others:

Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2006-09-21 18:55:28 UTC
Not going to happen for FC6, will be done upstream.

Comment 2 Bastien Nocera 2007-02-16 17:08:57 UTC
There's a lot of gdk_window_add_filter users in g-s-d.

$ grep -r gdk_window_add_filter *.c | wc -l

What needs to be done exactly to solve this problem?

Comment 3 Bastien Nocera 2007-08-10 10:14:06 UTC
We'd need to use XkbSelectEvents, but there's only one "filter" per process, so
we'd need to split out (or merge) the different bits of g-s-d that require key
press filtering (and there's quite a few):

$ grep gdk_window_add_filter *.c
gnome-settings-accessibility-keyboard.c:        gdk_window_add_filter (NULL,
cb_xkb_event_filter, NULL);
gnome-settings-clipboard.c:             gdk_window_add_filter (gdkwin,
clipboard_manager_event_filter, NULL);
gnome-settings-daemon.c:                gdk_window_add_filter (
gnome-settings-keybindings.c:      gdk_window_add_filter
(gdk_screen_get_root_window (screen),
gnome-settings-keyboard.c:      gdk_window_add_filter (NULL,
gnome-settings-keyboard-xkb.c:          gdk_window_add_filter (NULL, (GdkFilterFunc)
gnome-settings-mouse.c:                                 gdk_window_add_filter
(gdk_screen_get_root_window (screen),
gnome-settings-multimedia-keys.c:               gdk_window_add_filter
(gdk_screen_get_root_window (l->data),

Comment 4 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2007-08-10 10:24:30 UTC
IMHO "merging" would look more logical. We just need some ... internal "micro
API" for dealing with these multiple filters. Unfortunately
XkbSelectEvents/XkbSelectEventDetails do not have "get current mask" functions
so g-s-d would have to keep track of these masks itself...

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 18:12:13 UTC
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-05-07 00:50:17 UTC
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 02:20:38 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 8 William Lovaton 2009-06-15 13:20:15 UTC
Is this still a problem?? how can I verify that g-s-d is waking up with every key press? I don't really know how to do that.

Comment 9 Matthias Clasen 2009-06-15 15:15:22 UTC
by straceing it

Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 08:08:07 UTC
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Comment 11 Bastien Nocera 2010-02-17 13:41:22 UTC
Filed upstream:

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