X stops receiving mouse clicks

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Sat May 9 03:29:56 PDT 2009

On Sat, May 09, 2009 at 10:42:24AM +0200, Emanuele Tamponi wrote:
> Hello,
> First of all, my configuration is: KUbuntu 9.04, Xorg 1.6 (KUbuntu default) 
> with NVidia driver (KUbuntu default), configured with TwinView (Main: 1680x1050 
> Secondary: 1280x800 (Laptop Display)). Xorg uses HAL to find input devices 
> (AllowEmptyInput is set to true). I have a Wireless USB Keyboard+Mouse Set 
> (and obviously the Trackpad in the laptop, and the laptop keyboard). I use KDE 
> 4.2.2 (KUbuntu default).
> The problem: sometimes, and it happens most frequently when I leave the pc 
> alone for some hours, *some* or *all* the parts of my desktop stop receiving 
> mouse clicks. Most of the time, I can still click *only* on the Panel (but not 
> always).
> Replication is difficult: it appears to happen completely at random. The only 
> solution currently is to restart X.
> The keyboard keeps working flawlessy.
> I tried to detach the wireless set, but this doesn't solve the problem.
> Surfing the web, it looks like it may be related with Xinerama/TwinView. I 
> tried to disable both, and the problem still occours.

we've seen this in Fedora as well (that's on server 1.5) but not been able
yet to find the actual source of the bug. so far, it indicates a misbehaving
client, but we haven't managed to find that one either.

Any hints on how to reproduce this would be much appreciated.


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