Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 428245
gnome-screensaver does not grab keyboard input
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:20:21 EST
Description of problem:
In brief: gnome-screensaver - while using compiz - does not grab keyboard input
immediately when screen is locked, but for the first 30 seconds the input goes
to the last window having focus before the lock. I leave the details on the
bugreport I already reported to Debian some time ago:
I did already report this on Debian, they gave me a patch. I tried to apply the
same patch to the source RPM gnome-screensaver-2.20.0-10.fc8.src.rpm and it
fixed the problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start an X session which uses compiz
2. Lock the screen
The input box is unusable. If a terminal window had the focus
before lock, anything you write on keyboard goes to the terminal window. After
30s gnome-screensaver grabs the input again and you are able to unlock the
To be able to write the password in the text input box and unlock screen
immediately; keyboard input should be grabbed by gnome-screensaver and not from
I attach the patch which solved the problem (both under Debian and under Fedora)
Created attachment 291260 [details]
Patch to correct the behaviour of gnome-screensaver
Do you by any chance have the "unredirect fullscreen windows" option enabled ?
Yes, it's enabled.
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