Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 448077
gnome-typing-monitor locks only one head
Last modified: 2011-06-27 09:58:33 EDT
Description of problem:
In F8, I have used dual-screen setup (aka Zaphod mode, two separate screens,
:0.0 and :0.1). In F9 I have moved to xrandr-based single virtual screen (the F9
ATI driver has problems in Zaphod mode on my HW). The gnome-typing-monitor does
not work as expected: when the typing break occurs, it locks only one physical
screen, not the whole virtual screen. In F8, it locked both screens correctly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
0. Have a dual-head setup with single virtual screen based on xrandr.
1. Enable Typing break in Gnome Main Menu -> System -> Preferences -> Hardware
-> Keyboard (the Typing break tab).
2. Use the keyboard until the gnome-typing-break locks the screen.
Only the screen on which the cursor is is being locked.
Whole virtual screen (i.e. both heads) should be locked.
The typing break on Zaphod-mode setups probably still works as expected, but I
have no way of verifying it now.
Another related problem: when the cursor is on the second head, the second head
gets locked, but the image under the grey stripes is taken from the first head.
Yeah, that code is probably uber busted.
Upstream is at:
Thanks, I have added a back-reference to the upstream bugzilla. You can probably
close this one as UPSTREAM (?).
Just a short note - this bug is still not fixed in GNOME 2.24 (Fedora 10).
*** Bug 499002 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Reopening, the bug is still present in Fedora 12 (control-center-2.28.1-4.fc12.x86_64), and still not fixed upstream.
This was improved a while ago:
* Mon Dec 7 2009 Matthias Clasen <firstname.lastname@example.org> 2.28.1-9
- Improve typing break locking for multiple monitors
Works for me (gnome-settings-daemon-2.28.1-10.fc12.x86_64), thanks!
I am reopening the bug, because in gnome-settings-daemon-2.30.1-6.fc13.x86_64 and control-center-2.30.1-2.fc13.x86_64 the problem is back. Only the right head is locked. The left one is still available for mouse input, but not for the keyboard input.
In addition to that, the "Postpone break" button becomes active after about 5 seconds s after the screen is locked (I am not sure whether this a bug or feature, but it definitely does not help in the "I am in a hurry" situations :-).
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