Bug #1150 - screen lock doesn't engage if in client screen
SourceForge user: bwirtz
I have a synergy server on a Red Hat with the KDE
desktop. The client is a windows XP machine. When the
mouse cursor is in the client screen & the KDE desktop
lock starts, nothing happens. Both screens remain
visible and unlocked.
However, there is a kdesktop_lock process running. I
need to kill that process to be able to lock the
screen. Note that the locking works just fine if I do
it manually, or the screensaver timeout happens when
the mouse cursor is in the server screen.
SourceForge user: xxvelcrar
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I believe this is due to the keyboard lockout feature of the
screen lock. Most of the screen lockers I've seen require
the ability to steal the keyboard focus - which synergy
apparently keeps to itself.
try doing this:
on the server run in a terminal:
$ sleep 5; gksudo ls
and then move the cursor to the client screen within 5
seconds. gksudo should then pop up an error saying that it
can't get the keyboard focus and that something may be
stealing your keypresses (synergy ;-) ).