Bug 31842 - if u secure keyboard on to a editor window and then lock your screen, then u cannot enter your password in the login window to unlock your session
if u secure keyboard on to a editor window and then lock your screen, then u ...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: David Mason
Aaron Brown
: 31841 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2001-03-15 05:53 EST by K.Pavan Kumar
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-15 15:31:51 EST
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Description K.Pavan Kumar 2001-03-15 05:53:05 EST

maybe this bug is not so important. It occurred in vain. I am using an 
Intel P-III processor with 128MB ram. I am using Redhat linux 6.22

the bug is as follows. I am an embedded systems programmer. While testing 
my bluetooth protocol stack, i usually tend to lock my session and go for 
a break. I came across the "secure keyboard" feature - by clicking the 
right mouse button on the terminal window in the X session. That way i 
secured the keyboard to one of the the terminal window. Then i locked my 
workstation.. i had also enabled the screen saver. after locking..i saw a 
2 line message on the screen ..it appeared..something like...xscrnserver - 
couldnot grab the keyboad : already grabbed...

and then later when i tried to unlock the session ... the login window 
didnot let me enter the password or type any character.

the only thing i could do was to restart my system.

I apologize if this bug has already been reported or fixed.

thanks and regards

K.Pavan Kumar
Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-03-15 15:31:47 EST
Emacs is not the component grabbing the keyboard - the terminal is. It also did
just what you told it to... if you want to shoot yourself in the foot, you're
allowed to.
Comment 2 K.Pavan Kumar 2001-03-16 00:26:27 EST
*** Bug 31841 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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