Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 802567
gnome-shell (3.4) loss of keyboard on some fullscreen games - fallback mode is o.k.
Last modified: 2014-02-05 06:55:16 EST
Description of problem:
Some full screen apps/games have a loss of keyboard control when using gnome-shell.
Issue is fixed by using fallback mode / KDE/LXDE, etc
I have a nvidia card - using drivers from RPMfusion.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. load default Fedora desktop (gnome3)
2. load app - i.e paintball2 (www.dplogin.com)
3. lose control on keyboard
No keyboard control
working keyboard - like you get with all other de's (including gnome3 fallback)
- Issue is fixed by using fallback mode - or by toggling fullscreen
- It sounds similar to https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=717103
- it is not all apps/games.
Issue still occurs in Fedora 17 / Gnome 3.4.
Its NOT just a Fedora issue its a gnome3 issue.
an example game - download from : http://digitalpaint.org/files/
1 - install deps
alsa-oss.x86_64 alsa-oss-libs.x86_64 alsa-oss-libs.i686 alsa-plugins-oss.i686 alsa-plugins-oss.x86_64 libjpeg-turbo.i686 libpng.i686 libpng10.i686 libpng-compat.i686 libXxf86misc.x86_64 libXxf86misc.i686 libXxf86dga.i686 libXxf86dga.i686 libXxf86vm.i686 libXxf86vm.x86_64 libgpg-error.i686 libgcrypt.i686 libdrm.i686 librtmp.i686 libstdc++-static.i686
2 - run game
(note when you first run the game it can take a while to load (sometimes minutes - i suggest you run it in fallback mode first then when its loaded correctly switch to standard gnome3.)
3 - have absolutely no keyboard control - to exit game alt+tab, then ctrl+c
It works 100% fine in gnome3 fallback, kde4, lxde, xfce, unity (although its slowest in unity..) -just not standard gnome 3.
I have the following revelevent packages...
Its not just this game.....
Seeing as as its been 1/4 of a year and there has been 0 response to it I decided to open another thread @ gnome buzilla.
Thankfully someone has actually been bothered to respond.
I must say - this SHOULD be viewed as pretty urgent - there are lots of games (for Nvidia users) you simply cannot play when using gnome 3.x - unless you go to fallback mode.
I would say that is a pretty serious bug.....
STILL PRESENT ON GNOME 3.6 !!!
I have to STILL go to fallback mode / choose a DE that actually works (i.e KDE) in order to actually run the game.
Will try gnome 3.8 as soon as its in Arch repos - I imagine it will be be the same.
The issue is reproducible 100% of the time.
Fixed in gnome 3.8 !
Essentially gnome 3.0 - 3.6 is unable to play certain apps fullscreen.
Glad is fixed in 3.8 - shame for the poor buggers using 3.0-3.6
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