[dev] [slock] won't lock if unclutter grabbed mouse pointer

From: Andreas Doll <fuseki_AT_posteo.de>
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2016 20:03:34 +0100


I've noticed that slock won't lock the screen if unclutter grabbed to mouse
pointer. To be precise, the screen blacks for a short moment, and then returns
to the desktop without password verification.
This happens when

$ unclutter -grab

was called more than 5 seconds before, or immediately when choosing
non-default idle time

$ unclutter -idle 0 -grab

I've tested with slock 1.1 and 1.2. Upon researching this issue I found that
it was already noticed by others. Arch wiki [1] blames unclutter for this and
notes that is also breaks i3lock, which isn't confirmed in [2].

I'm not sure if you are fine with the current behaviour (by
indeed blaming unclutter), or unaware of this issue.


[1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Unclutter#Misbehaviour_of_the_mouse_cursor
[2] http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.os.netbsd.devel.pkgsrc.user/22667
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