Bug 461430 - screensaver loses left-handed mouse settings on idle timeout
screensaver loses left-handed mouse settings on idle timeout
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-screensaver (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: jmccann
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-09-07 17:14 EDT by daniel flesner
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:21 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-06-10 13:55:30 EDT
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Description daniel flesner 2008-09-07 17:14:29 EDT
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 (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 #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 
	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present

$ rpm -qa | grep screensaver

How reproducible:

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.
Actual results:
mouse settings behave as right-handed mouse

Expected results:
mouse settings continue to behave as left-handed mouse

Additional info:
screensaver is set to blank and lock is turned off.
Comment 1 John Florian 2009-02-25 15:34:48 EST
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.
Comment 2 John Florian 2009-04-13 15:26:05 EDT
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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Comment 4 John Florian 2009-06-10 10:14:33 EDT
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.
Comment 5 daniel flesner 2009-06-10 13:55:30 EDT
i'm not seeing this problem currently either, so i'll close it.

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