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Spirrwell
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Window Focus Completely Broken

Post by Spirrwell » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:37 pm

Hello there.

So I've done a fresh install of Linux Mint 18.2 on my desktop and it seems that no matter what, within minutes of booting Mint that the window focus completely breaks. I'm not sure if it's window focus, but to describe it, I'm typically unable to click controls, sometimes I can click inside of an open application, but focus seems to be locked to another open window and I can't type or anything. Like if I press the super key to bring up the start menu, I can't type there. Just everything is completely broken and I have to reboot to fix it... For a few minutes.

Now just as a note, I was having this same kind of problem in Ubuntu 16.04 I believe. The latest version of Ubuntu which uses GNOME appears to be fine now. But yeah, I don't know what to do, I just want the OS to work right, and I really just have no idea how to even figure out what's going wrong. I tried doing an apt-get upgrade, still the same result.

Any help or information is appreciated!

I wouldn't think this is a hardware problem, but here's my system specs:

MOBO: MSI Z87M Gaming
CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti
WLAN: Broadcom BCM4360
RAM: 16GB DDR3 G.SKILL Ripjaws (2x8GB)
Keyboard: G.SKILL Ripjaws KM780R
Mouse: G.SKILL Ripjaws MX780

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Re: Window Focus Completely Broken

Post by Hoser Rob » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:59 am

Those specs are not actually useful ... copy/paste this into the terminal and copy/paste the text output here:

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inxi -Fxz

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Re: Window Focus Completely Broken

Post by Spirrwell » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:32 pm

Hoser Rob wrote:Those specs are not actually useful ... copy/paste this into the terminal and copy/paste the text output here:

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inxi -Fxz
Sure:

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System:    Host: SpirrwellTech Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine:   Mobo: MSI model: Z87M GAMING (MS-7866) v: 1.0 Bios: American Megatrends v: V1.5 date: 06/02/2015
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-4770K (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 28000
           clock speeds: max: 3900 MHz 1: 909 MHz 2: 1396 MHz 3: 1091 MHz 4: 988 MHz 5: 1099 MHz 6: 1116 MHz
           7: 1003 MHz 8: 1099 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GM200 [GeForce GTX 980 Ti] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@144.00hz, 2560x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 980 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.90 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-2 NVIDIA Device 0fb0 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Card-3 Corsair driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 003-005
           Card-4 Blue Microphones Yeti Stereo Microphone driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 003-002
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-53-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E220x Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: alx port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Broadcom BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter driver: wl bus-ID: 06:00.0
           IF: wlp6s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 5001.0GB (1.0% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 500.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 250.1GB ID-3: /dev/sdc model: ST2000DM001 size: 2000.4GB
           ID-4: /dev/sdd model: ST2000DM001 size: 2000.4GB ID-5: /dev/sde model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 229G used: 47G (22%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 0.51GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 0.0:56C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 255 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 952.7/15989.4MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
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Reason: Adding [code] tags. They retain some formatting that makes your output easier to read.

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Re: Window Focus Completely Broken

Post by Spirrwell » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:33 am

So uh, this is still a problem for me, but I do have an update. I've switched to Linux Mint 18.3 KDE (fresh install) and now the issue is even worse. Basically all it seems is that I have to click on something in the bottom panel, click away and boom I lose all control. I've even had it say when I tried to open some program (I think it was Driver Manager or something) that it failed to grab my mouse warning me of a potential malicious program, which obviously isn't the case for a fresh install. Not being able to click on anything is really annoying.

However, there is a workaround. But I would like an actual fix. If I do Ctrl+Alt+F1 to bring me to the text mode and Ctrl+Alt+F7 to bring me back to normal, the mouse issues seem to be fixed. Well mostly fixed. What can I do? I don't want to have to deal with this every time I boot into Linux Mint.

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Re: Window Focus Completely Broken

Post by mrjohnbates » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:16 pm

I've had this problem on one my Computers with 18.1.

Assuming it's the same problem, the only way I've "fixed" it is by keeping the "Show Desktop" Button on the Task Bar and by clicking it twice. None of the other buttons or icons were able to be used.

It still occurs quite regularly.

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System: Host: [REDACTED] Kernel: 4.4.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.1) Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
Machine: System: Dell (portable) product: Inspiron 3558
Mobo: Dell model: 0342JP v: A00 Bios: Dell v: A11 date: 09/06/2016
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i5-5200U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 8780
clock speeds: max: 2700 MHz 1: 2213 MHz 2: 2219 MHz 3: 2326 MHz 4: 2452 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Card-2 Intel Broadwell-U Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-53-generic
Network: Card-1: Intel Wireless 3160 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 06:00.0
IF: wlp6s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000 bus-ID: 07:00.0
IF: enp7s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 5001.0GB (89.0% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10JPVX size: 1000.2GB
ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: My_Book_1235 size: 4000.8GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 909G used: 778G (91%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.49GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 53.0C mobo: 25.0C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 223 Uptime: 22:11 Memory: 2109.7/7894.0MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
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