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jwiz
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FreeRDP session looses mouse

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I am running a Windows RDP (freerdp2) session on the second (virtual) workspace and after working some time on the first workspace, the RDP session on the other workspace consistently 'looses' the mouse, i.e. I can only interact with the session window itself (move, resize) and not with its content.
That has never happened with 19.3 so far.
Any ideas?
Last edited by jwiz on Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:36 am, edited 3 times in total.

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Re: FreeRDP session looses mouse

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Further looking into this odd behaviour it appears to be that the FreeRDP session seems to timeout at all after a certain period of inactivity, that's why it won't accept any mouse input.
I'm judging this from the new Outlook emails that appear in the inbox after I restart the FreeRDP session (running xfreerdp2 in a terminal window) after it has timed out.
Is this timeout behaviour reported/documented anywhere?

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Re: FreeRDP session looses mouse

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jwiz wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:30 am
Further looking into this odd behaviour it appears to be that the FreeRDP session seems to timeout at all after a certain period of inactivity, that's why it won't accept any mouse input.
I'm judging this from the new Outlook emails that appear in the inbox after I restart the FreeRDP session (running xfreerdp2 in a terminal window) after it has timed out.
Is this timeout behaviour reported/documented anywhere?
I'm just stupid (sometimes).
I was ssh tunneling and simply forgot to ufw allow any incoming traffic for ssh port I was tunneling thru, so the session kept dying.
That's what you get when setting up a new system, you always miss the obvious ones.

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Re: [SOLVED] FreeRDP session looses mouse

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Don't worry, we all do dumb things... upside is that you worked out what the problem was and you fixed it !
Thanks for letting us know what happened.
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Re: FreeRDP session looses mouse

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Damn, too early.
It wasn't the firewall. I'm still loosing the RDP session not matter if the firewall is punctuated or not.
Been looking into syslog in the hope I might find some clues there and noticed that around the time when the session failed (I cannot be precise about the time) the packagekit daemon started.
I wonder if that might have been interfering?

Jul 8 10:23:57 minibox42 wpa_supplicant[726]: wlp2s0: WPA: Group rekeying completed with 58:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx [GTK=CCMP]
Jul 8 10:24:17 minibox42 dbus-daemon[723]: [system] Activating via systemd: service name='org.freedesktop.PackageKit' unit='packagekit.service' requested by ':1.221' (uid=0 pid=3745 comm="/usr/bin/gdbus call --system --dest org.freedeskto")
Jul 8 10:24:17 minibox42 systemd[1]: Starting PackageKit Daemon...
Jul 8 10:24:17 minibox42 PackageKit: daemon start
Jul 8 10:24:17 minibox42 dbus-daemon[723]: [system] Successfully activated service 'org.freedesktop.PackageKit'
Jul 8 10:24:17 minibox42 systemd[1]: Started PackageKit Daemon.
Jul 8 10:24:23 minibox42 kernel: [ 8357.857183] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp2s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:00 SRC=192.168.1.1 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=32 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2
....
Jul 8 10:29:08 minibox42 kernel: [ 8643.045516] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp2s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:00 SRC=192.168.1.1 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=32 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2
Jul 8 10:29:22 minibox42 PackageKit: daemon quit
Jul 8 10:29:22 minibox42 systemd[1]: packagekit.service: Main process exited, code=killed, status=15/TERM
Jul 8 10:29:22 minibox42 systemd[1]: packagekit.service: Succeeded.
Jul 8 10:29:23 minibox42 kernel: [ 8658.098758] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlp2s0 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:01:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:00 SRC=192.168.1.1 DST=224.0.0.1 LEN=32 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=0 DF PROTO=2

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Re: FreeRDP session looses mouse

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FreeRDP in LMDE4 (Buster) is a piece of garbage.
The session keels over even if I'm working in it.
Any ideas when FreeRDP 2.1.2 from testing will make it into stable?
Otherwise I will have to go back to Mint 19.3

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