Bug 498939 - When pointer returns to primary screen, the screen sometimes locks
When pointer returns to primary screen, the screen sometimes locks
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: synergy (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthias Saou
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-05-04 10:41 EDT by Marc Milgram
Modified: 2010-05-04 06:02 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-05-04 06:02:33 EDT
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Description Marc Milgram 2009-05-04 10:41:24 EDT
Description of problem:
After pointing to the screen on a secondary computer, I move the pointer to the screen on the primary computer.  The screen immediately locks (gnome-screensaver kicks in).

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up synergy to work with 2 computers - primary running synergys, secondary running synergyc.
2. Using the mouse on the primary computer, point to the screen on the secondary computer.
3. Wait a while (or do work), but don't move the pointer back to the primary screen for quite a while.
4. Move the pointer back to the primary screen.
Actual results:
Screensaver is activated on the primary screen when the pointer moves to this screen.

Expected results:
Screensaver is not activated by the pointer moving to the screen.

Additional info:
This may be related to bz 498932
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 11:07:49 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 2 Matthias Saou 2009-10-06 14:44:25 EDT
I've packaged and imported synergy-plus in Fedora recently. It's a fork of synergy which focused on bug fixes for the current release. Note that you'll need to uninstall synergy first since the binary names conflict. From my limited testing, it's fully compatible with the old synergy.

Could you try it and see if it fixes this issue?
Comment 3 Marc Milgram 2009-10-06 16:02:40 EDT
I tried it with F11 synergy-plus running synergys and RHEL 5.3 synergy running synergyc.  It is still broken.
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Comment 5 Matthias Saou 2010-05-04 06:02:33 EDT
As the initial comment mentions, this might be related to #498932. The same resolution applies : Please try the screenSaverSync option as a possible workaround, or wait for upstream to clean up the screensaver related code from synergy+ (I'm fairly sure that if they start using dbus, things could "just work" again).

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