Red Hat Bugzilla – 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
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:11 EDT
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
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
*** Bug 31841 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***