[jaunty] locking the pointer before suspend makes gnome nigh unusable after resume

Bug #371600 reported by Váradi Zsolt on 2009-05-04
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Bug Description

Capturing the pointer before suspending makes GNOME unusable after resume.

Steps to reproduce (ubuntu 9.04 with gnome and latest updates):
1. Add a Pointer Capture applet to the panel
2. Capture the pointer
3. Suspend to RAM with the pointer captured
4. Resume from suspend
5. Uncapture the pointer
6. Results:
- Right-click menus and normal menus don't work anymore, at least not in gtk apps (firefox menus work)
- Can't type anything into text boxes and text areas (tried gnome-terminal, firefox, gedit)
- Ctrl-Alt-Backspace solves the problem

This is probably a security vulnerability as well: because the pointer is already locked, gnome does not ask for any password when resuming.

security vulnerability: yes → no
visibility: private → public
Monkey (monkey-libre) on 2010-03-22
tags: added: jaunty
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better.
Is this bug reproducible with the latest Lucid packages ?
Thanks in advance.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Incomplete
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

 Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage .

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This seems to be fixed in Lucid.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
status: Fix Released → New
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Thanks for the reply.
In accord with reporter's reply and assignation policies I mark as Invalid.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Invalid
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