Bug 366529 - Screen locks when using USB accessories like gamepads
Summary: Screen locks when using USB accessories like gamepads
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 328987
Alias: None
Product: kscreenlocker
Classification: Plasma
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 5.5.95
Platform: Gentoo Packages Linux
: NOR minor
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Plasma Bugs List
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-08-08 14:46 UTC by ganthore
Modified: 2016-08-09 05:34 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description ganthore 2016-08-08 14:46:11 UTC
Kscreenlocker doesn't seem to be aware of input from USB gamepads, so it will lock if only those devices are being used.
I noticed this happening after I upgraded from KDE 4 and was playing a full screen game through Steam while using one of my USB gamepads.

The default settings was set to 5 minutes, so the screen lock would interrupt my game after every 5 minutes. The obvious workaround was to turn the screen lock feature off, but I don't think that will be the best solution in the future.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade to KDE plasma
2. Ensure that the screen lock feature is on
3. Launch a full screen game, but only play with a USB gamepad
4. Avoid hitting the keyboard or using a mouse

Actual Results:  
Kscreenlock will interrupt the game when it wasn't necessary since USB input was being passed into the OS via a gamepad.

Expected Results:  
Kscreenlock should account for USB accessory input and not automatically lock.
Comment 1 Martin Flöser 2016-08-09 05:34:01 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 328987 ***