Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 498939
When pointer returns to primary screen, the screen sometimes locks
Last modified: 2010-05-04 06:02:33 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).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
Screensaver is activated on the primary screen when the pointer moves to this screen.
Screensaver is not activated by the pointer moving to the screen.
This may be related to bz 498932
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
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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?
I tried it with F11 synergy-plus running synergys and RHEL 5.3 synergy running synergyc. It is still broken.
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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).