Bug 840240 - virt-manager window immovable when showing a VNC guest display
Summary: virt-manager window immovable when showing a VNC guest display
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: virt-manager
Version: 17
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cole Robinson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-07-14 17:35 UTC by Michal Schmidt
Modified: 2012-08-09 23:23 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-08-09 23:02:16 UTC

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Description Michal Schmidt 2012-07-14 17:35:00 UTC
Description of problem:
virt-manager's window sometimes becomes immovable. The necessary conditions to trigger the bug are:
 - virt-manager is showing the guest's display, not the Details.
 - the guest is configured to use VNC display, not Spice.

Other symptoms when the bug appears are:
 - Right-clicking on title bars of windows (ANY windows, not just
   virt-manager's) has no effect. It is supposed to pop up a menu.
 - Sometimes, when I expect my keyboard input to go to other windows, it goes
   to the virtual guest instead.
 - If using Gnome Shell: Moving the mouse pointer to the top left corner does
   not trigger a switch to the overview.
(Maybe virt-manager holds some kind of an X grab?)

The bug is not specific to Gnome Shell. It happens under LXDE too.

It is a regression in virt-manager-0.9.3-1.fc17. The bug does not occur with 0.9.1-4.fc17.

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

How reproducible:
very often, but not 100% reproducible

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have a virtual guest configured for VNC display.
2. Run the guest and interact with it via virt-manager.
3. Try to move virt-manager's window by dragging its titlebar with the mouse.
Actual results:
Sometimes the window does not move. If it works for you, try it a few more times.

Expected results:
The window should move reliably.

Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2012-07-15 14:58:04 UTC
Urgh, thanks for the report. I reverted the offending commit upstream:


Comment 2 Michal Schmidt 2012-07-16 07:24:45 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> http://git.fedorahosted.org/git?p=virt-manager.git;a=commit;
> h=a96a3245fb556dc02ff471c223c7728ea76b6fab

I confirm that applying this patch fixes the bug for me. Thanks.

Comment 3 Charles R. Anderson 2012-07-25 18:46:24 UTC
Also affects F16.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-07-29 21:22:33 UTC
virt-manager-0.9.4-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-07-29 21:23:36 UTC
virt-manager-0.9.4-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-07-30 05:01:57 UTC
Package virt-manager-0.9.4-1.fc17:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing virt-manager-0.9.4-1.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2012-08-09 23:02:16 UTC
virt-manager-0.9.4-1.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2012-08-09 23:23:26 UTC
virt-manager-0.9.4-1.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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