Strange window focus issue

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Re: Strange window focus issue

Post by Huecuva » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:12 pm

Ah, I see. There's a specific place to look for kernels in the update manager. I was unaware of that option. If that's the case, then my Linux install on my gaming rig is probably fine. I manually updated the kernel through the terminal, but the update worked and it is running 4.18. Still having the window focus issue though. Do you think fresh installing 19.1 would fix it? I don't know how much of a difference that would make over upgrading from 19. I guess it's worth a try anyway.

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Re: Strange window focus issue

Post by smurphos » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:12 am

Probably a good idea to try a fresh install.
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No bright ideas, I suspect some issue with your hardware and kernel version or the graphics card / mesa version but anything further than that would be pure guesswork.
Other than that I guess it's time to start on the pure guesswork. Try updating mesa and/or xorg.

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Re: Strange window focus issue

Post by hotkey » Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:16 am

I am experiencing the same issue on my Mint. The problem was there from the very first start (install of 18.x) and is still there on 19.1. So far I have no idea where it comes from. There are no traces in the logs about anything suspicious.
(Using Mint/Cinnamon 19.1 on an Intel i7 [1st gen] and nVidia G-Force 950 using the "nvidia-driver-430" driver)

I am now living with it and not expecting it to ever get fixed. :| After boot I press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[F1] to switch to a text console, then [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[F7] to switch back to GUI. I usually need to do this twice, then I am able to interact with the GUI. This is my life now.

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Re: Strange window focus issue

Post by hotkey » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:11 am

I have now found out that the problem only occurs (on my machine) when automatic login is activated.
Without automatic log-in everything is fine: After entering the password, the desktop is revealed without any focus issues.

So it might have something to do with the system "not being 100% booted" when the desktop is revealed which causes the issue. Waiting at the login prompt until the system is fully booted before showing the desktop seems to solve the problem.

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Re: Strange window focus issue

Post by Dehumanizer » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:24 am

I have the same problem for at least a year now... I think it has started when I upgraded from 18 to 19. As you say, the issue gets fixed when switching to console and back and it gets also fixed (at least for me) when I minimize all windows (press the show desktop button or manually minimize all windows from the taskbar). I am running Mint 19.2 with Mate and kernel 5.3.0-19. It's really annoying at times.
However I don't have automatic login activated and I still have the problem...

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