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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:20 am    Post subject: mate-screensaver quit working Reply with quote

Some update during the last week appears to have caused mate-screensaver to quit working. This has happened on 2 different computers. The failure mode is that the password text entry box screensaver dialog box will not get keyboard focus so it is not possible to type a password. The buttons do respond to a mouse click, just no way to enter a password due to lack of keyboard focus.. Anyone have a fix or advice on how to troubleshoot further. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not familiar with that one but if you recompiled any mate stuff you might want to try logging out and back in.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have already tried most of the obvious stuff including multiple re-boots. I tend to think this was caused by something updated in the last week since it now affects two computers.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obvious work around is to uncheck "lock screen when screensaver is active" in preferences which I have done for now, but there seems to be a problem here that should be fixed.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:15 pm    Post subject: Re: mate-screensaver quit working Reply with quote

bdx wrote:
Some update during the last week appears to have caused mate-screensaver to quit working. This has happened on 2 different computers. The failure mode is that the password text entry box screensaver dialog box will not get keyboard focus so it is not possible to type a password. The buttons do respond to a mouse click, just no way to enter a password due to lack of keyboard focus.. Anyone have a fix or advice on how to troubleshoot further. Thanks.

Same problem here. :lol:
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what version of mate are you both using? does it work if you try...

Code:
killall mate-screensaver
mate-screensaver &
mate-screensaver-command -l
(move mouse and unlock screen)
(wait for timeout)
(move mouse and try to unlock screen)


edit: i found this on their github. https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-screensaver/issues/156
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