Do not detect Mouse activity on Second screen while on Dual Desktop Configuration

Bug #96440 reported by Gregg on 2007-03-26
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Hint Package :

Ubuntu 7.04
2.6.20-13-generic #2 SMP Sun Mar 25 00:21:25 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux
(Acer 1694 - ati X700-Intell centrino 2.0Ghz)

using the latest xorg-driver-fglrx from the depot

On my laptop, I often work with 2 screen, and I discover after going from edgy to feisty thant my Screen Saver do not stop to bug me when i am working on my second screen because it does not detect the mouse action as being actif.

At that time i have to works with the keyboard.

Veloce (kerry-mayes) wrote :

I think this is the same as the bug I experience - when working on the second monitor, the screen saver will kick in if there has been no mouse activity on the primary monitor. I need to move the mouse to the primary monitor to get the screen saver to recognise that I am still working.

Gregg (gclaeys) wrote :

Nice to Know that I am not the only one which have that bug.
It is interesting that you have the bug with ati and nvidia card, both with proprietary drive.
I should check if I have the same bug with the ati driver.
But You said in your bug report (bug : 112188) that we should modified the screen saver. And I think the solution should be more global, what about chat software and any other software that use activity detection?

BullCreek (jeff-openenergy) wrote :

This bug is still in gutsy latest - I hope someone out there is looking into it.

BullCreek (jeff-openenergy) wrote :

This problem is still in Hardy too, FWIW. If someone would point me at the right source package and a quick start on how to submit patches, I'll make a stab at fixing it. Either that, or perhaps I should report it on one of the Xorg mailing lists. As I only use ubuntu, I don't know for certain it is universally a problem in all distros, but I suspect it is. I guess there must not be many people using X with multiple displays or it surely would have been fixed before now.

BullCreek (jeff-openenergy) wrote :

Actually, a little more searching found this bug, which is a duplicate - but does identify the problem as one with gnome-screensaver and discusses some work arounds and possibilities of fixing.

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