bugThe Stump Window Manager - Bugs: bug #24206, xscreensaver and focus problem


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bug #24206: xscreensaver and focus problem

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Thu 04 Sep 2008 10:18:40 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

Thu 12 Nov 2009 06:03:46 PM UTC, comment #1:

I can replicate a similar bug in Ubuntu 8.10 using GNOME with StumpWM as my window manager. My StumpWM version is "Debian git checkout 6e67440f9.. compiled Mon Aug 31 2009".

If I lock my screen using the `xlock` command (version xlockmore 5.22), occasionally when I unlock (after more than about 30 minutes locked) my screen I get the same symptoms. My bash brompt cursor is a hollow box, and I can't execute any StumpWM commands. If I switch to a virtual terminal and kill all of my bash processes, then I regain control of StumpWM. Or if the "nautilus-desktop" window is visible on my screen, then I can click and drag icons on my desktop to regain control of StumpWM.

Kyle Spaans <kspaans>
Thu 04 Sep 2008 10:18:40 PM UTC, original submission:

This is a weird bug. It only happens overnight.

I leave Emacs running on the desktop with no other applications visible
(there's two other windows on this workspace, and many others

Gnome is running. Without Gnome, this problem doesn't occur.

My WM, via WINDOW_MANAGER in my .gnomerc, is StumpWM.

I start the screen saver and go home. Next morning, I come back and the
Emacs cursor is a hollow box. StumpWM won't take any input, and neither
will Emacs. I can't switch workspaces.

I then tell Emacs (from the menu bar) to create a new window ("frame" in
Emacs lingo). The new window shows up and has focus; StumpWM starts
working normally too.

Nothing in my crontab that runs overnight uses X.

Since I can easily remedy the problem it's not critical to me, but I
imagine if I left an application that can't make a new window at the
forefront from a menu it would be a less pleasant experience.



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