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Odd security warning

Postby JoeInMN on Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:52 pm

The attached screenshot clip is an error that came up when I tried to start Package Manager just now. If for whatever reason the image doesn't work here, it's a dialog box that reads:

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Could not grab your mouse.

A malicious client may be eavesdropping on your session or you may have just clicked a menu or some application just decided to get focus.

Try again.

[Close]
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Restarting the computer did not fix it. What is this coming from? I am going back to Julia in the meantime.

Thanks!
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Re: Odd security warning

Postby richyrich on Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:55 pm

Your own forum search would have been quicker . . .

viewtopic.php?f=90&t=57651&p=329934&hilit=could+not+grab+your+mouse#p329788
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Re: Odd security warning

Postby JoeInMN on Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:09 pm

Ah! Thanks. I've run Mint at various times over the years and never had this happen before, so I assumed it was a new thing with the Debian version. Scanned the headlines and didn't see it mentioned, and didn't think to search. Sorry about that.

In case someone else finds this while searching for the same thing, the fix is here (an additional link away from the post that you linked to, BTW):

viewtopic.php?f=47&t=14459

And posted there by user hallandnash:

I've had this problem and know the fix :) ...

The problem is when you click on the Package Manager the menu stays open. This causes the error because there is a security function to disallow keyloggers to trap your password.

There are 2 ways to fix this:

1. After clicking on the package manager, click your desktop, this closes the menu.
or
2. Make sure all Items are showing in the menu (Place,Applications,System). There should be no "tab" bar on the left and a blank dot at the top. When you click on any item in the menu now it should close the menu.


I am back in LMDE now, and the fix works. Thanks again.
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Intel i3-3110M 2.40GHz/4 Gig RAM
Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Def Audio Controller
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Netwk Adapter (rev 01)
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