Bug 445346 - gnome-screensaver misses key pressed
Summary: gnome-screensaver misses key pressed
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-screensaver
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: jmccann
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-05-06 11:48 UTC by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2015-01-14 23:21 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-06-10 15:42:42 UTC

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Description Jonathan Kamens 2008-05-06 11:48:59 UTC
In the Good Old Days, when my screen was locked, I could walk up to the
computer, hit a modifier key (e.g., Shift, Ctrl) to wake it up, quickly type my
entire password, and the screen would eventually be unlocked, even if it took
gnome-screensaver a few seconds to catch up with me.

Nowadays, with everything current from Rawhide, when I hit a modifier key and
then type my password quickly, gnome-screensaver misses some of the keypresses
and then tells me that I typed the password wrong.

This has been broken for at least a few months.

I don't know whether it's gnome-screensaver, the X server, or whatever that is
to blame.

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 10:43:00 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 00:38:31 UTC
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Comment 3 Jonathan Kamens 2009-06-10 15:42:42 UTC
I believe this has been working for quite a while now.

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