krfb doesn't deactivate screensaver on mouse or keyboard activity

Bug #108508 reported by Jon Skanes on 2007-04-21
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
KDE Network
kdenetwork (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: krfb

Krfb doesn't deactivate the screensaver on keyboard and mouse activity. The screensaver will disappear for a second or two only.

Version: (using KDE KDE 3.5.7)
Installed from: Debian testing/unstable Packages

I typically connect to my office machine from home at night, when the screensaver on the office machine is on. When I move the mouse or press a key, the screensaver correctly disables, but after only a second or so of inactivity, the screensaver will trigger again. This makes it basically impossible to use krfb/krdc for working remotely except for small issues like killing an application or checking if a calculation has finished.

barney_1 (szczys) wrote :

Distribution: kubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon
krfb version: 4:3.5.8-0ubuntu2

To Duplicate: Install and configure krfb to allow remote connections. Configure kde to automatically start a screensaver. After the screensaver starts log into from a remote machine using vnc. The screensaver will clear if the mouse is moved but will resume after only a few seconds on inactivity on the remote machine. This renders the vnc capability virtually useless.

Changed in kdenetwork:
status: New → Confirmed
Jason Hitt (jhitt) wrote :

I continue to have this same problem in kubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron.

krfb version: 4:3.5.9-0ubuntu1

Output of krfb --version:
Qt: 3.3.8b
KDE: 3.5.9
Desktop Sharing: 1.0

Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

Is this still a problem in Intrepid?

Changed in kdenetwork:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in kdenetwork:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Jason Hitt (jhitt) wrote :

I no longer use KDE because of odd graphics glitches with my nVidia card and KDE4, so i can't test it further.

Changed in kdenetwork:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Sasa Paporovic (melchiaros) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug to Ubuntu. Ubuntu 8.04 reached End Of Live on May 12, 2011.
See this document for currently supported Ubuntu releases:

I have tried to reproduce with the latest developer version of Ubuntu, but could not.

Please upgrade to the latest stable version(Ubuntu 12.04) and re-test. If the bug is still reproducable, increase the verbosity of the steps to recreate it so we can try again.

Run in this case from Ubuntu12.04 terminal(or press ALT +F2 and enter the following then):

apport-collect 108508

Do feel free to report any other bugs you may find.


Howto Upgrade:

Look at the "software sources" of your system. There should under the menu point "actualization" some entries about notifications.

Set them all to the shortest times available. The last entrie there should be something like notify about newer ubuntu versions.

Apply this changes and reload your package sources : e.g synaptic relaod or update manager(Software updates).

You should after this get a notification(try a bit arround until the sytem recognize) about a release upgrade from the update-manager(may be called Software updates).

Run this.

!Make first a backup of your system!(e.g. dejadub)

The upgrades has become more and more stable in the last years, but the procedure is a complicated one for the software and may under circumstances render your system unbootable.

The whole upgrade may take some hours.

Good luck!


Please iterate this until you have reached the actual version Ubuntu12.04.

Changed in kdenetwork (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
status: New → Incomplete

*** Bug 267549 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Still applies to trunk (although I haven't yet personally figured out how to reproduce it).

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 134765 ***

Changed in kdenetwork:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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