Bug 573464 - Can't type password in lock dialog after reconnecting laptop to docking station
Can't type password in lock dialog after reconnecting laptop to docking station
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-screensaver (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: jmccann
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Reported: 2010-03-14 19:00 EDT by Akshay Dua
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:24 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-12-03 12:21:33 EST
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Description Akshay Dua 2010-03-14 19:00:23 EDT
Description of problem:

I have a Thinkpad X61 that I use on a docking station most of the time. The docking station has another monitor (Viewsonic VP191b) connected to it. Whenever I disconnect my laptop from the dock and connect it back again, the lock dialog shows up on the laptop screen but I can't type the password into it. The mouse and cursor don't appear at all.

I work around the problem by waiting for the "Time expired" message to show up
on the lock dialog. After which, the screen goes dark and then, I can move the
mouse to get a fully functional lock dialog back on my laptop screen.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

- gnome-screensaver-2.28.3-1.fc12

How reproducible:

- Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Press button on dock to prepare it for laptop removal.
2. Take out the laptop
2. Put the laptop back in
Actual results:

Lock dialog visible on laptop monitor but no way to type in the password.

Expected results:

Be able to type in password and log back into session.

Additional info:

Its also worth noting that every time I disconnect the laptop from the docking
station, I get the following error message in a notification dialog "Could not
switch the monitor configuration. Could not set the configuration for CRT 56"
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