X stops receiving mouse clicks

walter harms wharms at bfs.de
Tue May 12 01:11:24 PDT 2009

Peter Hutterer schrieb:
> On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 09:49:08AM +0200, walter harms wrote:
>> Emanuele Tamponi schrieb:
>>> In data lunedì 11 maggio 2009 14:48:51, walter harms ha scritto:
>>>> maybe you can reproduce that with xev ?
>>>> does ist happen with other inputs devices also ?  keyboard ?
>>> I'll try with xev.
>>> Every mouse device stops working: wireless mouse and builtin trackpad.
>> sounds like a strange bug in the subssystem.
>> This is beyond my capabilities :(
> no, actually. this is how input devices work. the physical devices are
> abstracted away through the virtual core pointer. all events go through this
> core pointer device, and if an application grabs it then events are no
> longer sent to anyone else. same with the keyboard.
> hence if you have a rogue grab, all devices seem to stop working.

but only mouse events are missing, the keyboard seems to work fine
At least i would notice very fast if someone is eating my letters.

I think it is unlikely that a programm would only grap a mouse but
not the keyboard.


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