Hacked or something??

Questions about other topics - please check if your question fits better in another category before posting here
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 10
Joined: Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:03 pm

Hacked or something??

Postby scooter_x » Thu May 03, 2012 2:26 pm

What the Fruit?!

So, every now and again (running Mint 11 on my netbook), if it's been just suspended for awhile, I open it back up and WHAMO! I get something like what is in this screenshot:

(Ignore the ugly dude in the reflection. I couldn't take a screenshot because my little 1G of ram was already spent)

I don't have a clue why this happens. You can't see it super good, but there's an added panel on the left, an added panel on the top. Also on the desktop there's usually several "untitled folder" or "untitled document" icons all scattered everywhere. My bottom panel actually had a system monitor on it. But it got removed, and there's a MILLION terminals opened. Okay, that may be exaggerating a bit. Anyone have any idea how or why this happens? It's driving me batty.

User avatar
Level 24
Level 24
Posts: 21382
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:58 am
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Hacked or something??

Postby xenopeek » Thu May 03, 2012 3:22 pm

Sounds like keyboard events keep firing, either just before suspend or upon resuming. I was about to suggest, lock your screen before you suspend (Ctrl+Alt+L), to prevent keyboard events from doing anything. But then you can't suspend of course :(

User avatar
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 512
Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:55 pm
Location: Mumbai, India

Re: Hacked or something??

Postby sunewbie » Sat May 05, 2012 2:58 pm

A very silly and stupid question.

Is any key on your keyboard stuck up and remains pressed?

It happened to me twice. Once shift key and another time enter (return) key was stuck up.

and suddenly things started behaving as if it was haunted. Because <enter> is constantly pressed, even if you hover mouse over any icon, that app may be fired.
Linux Beginners Search Engine | more details | Google CSE Page
Acceptance = Relief, Resistance = Stress | Strength become Habit, Habit becomes Weakness
Be not a traitor in your thoughts. Do everything that is necessary in Proper time.

Return to “Other topics”