Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 461430
screensaver loses left-handed mouse settings on idle timeout
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:21:49 EST
Description of problem:
After screensaver kicks in, my left-handed mouse settings are lost. the right and left mouse buttons are then right-handed instead of left-handed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ X -version
X.Org X Server 22.214.171.1245 (1.5.0 RC 5)
Release Date: 5 September 2007
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.18-92.1.6.el5 x86_64
Current Operating System: Linux maroc.agriroots.com 126.96.36.199-108.fc9.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Aug 4 13:46:35 EDT 2008 x86_64
Build Date: 02 July 2008 01:36:02PM
Build ID: xorg-x11-server 188.8.131.525-2.20080702.fc9
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Module Loader present
$ rpm -qa | grep screensaver
Steps to Reproduce:
1. log in
2. let the screensaver idle time out kick in
3. press any key to remove the screensaver. the mouse buttons are backwards.
mouse settings behave as right-handed mouse
mouse settings continue to behave as left-handed mouse
screensaver is set to blank and lock is turned off.
I'm having this same problem in a fully updated Fedora 10 using KDE 4.2. Buttons are not backwards every time after coming out of a locked screen, but it does happen about 1/4 of the time. I'm not using any screen saver, just locking the screen; DPMS does kick in.
A little more info on this bug. A coworker of mine has an almost identical setup but never has this problem. His mouse is configured for right-hand use though. Thinking that KDE is forgetting the setting somehow, I thought I'd just let KDE believe my mouse was supposed to be right-handed and accomplish this behind the scenes by having the following in my ~/.kde/Autostart:
xmodmap -e "pointer = 3 2 1"
Interestingly, the problem still occurs so I think the problem may not have anything to do with KDE at all. Maybe udev sees the mouse as a new device?
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I was having this problem in Fedora 10, however it hasn't happened for quite some time now. Perhaps one of the many KDE updates resolved this.
i'm not seeing this problem currently either, so i'll close it.