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Re: [Condor-users] return of the KeyboardIdle bug ??

Smith, Ian wrote:
Dear All,

With eager anticipation I installed Condor 7.4.2 hoping that it would
 fix the KeyboardIdle timer bug


but is still seems to be present. I'm using Win XP SP 3. Has anyone else noticed this under Windoze. I've followed the advice in:


Hi Ian -

The above recipe should work w/ XP, Vista, and Win7. Or at least it does
for us.  Something else must be at play, and I am as eager to get to the
bottom of it as you.

To confirm
  1. You are running Condor v7.4.2
  2. Your condor_config has the line
        KBDD_LOG = c:\NUL
     (or d:\NUL ... whatever is a drive that exists)
  3. Your registry tells Windows to run the condor_kbdd.exe upon login, aka

What needs to happen is the condor_kbdd should be running as the logged
in user, and it will poll the Windows OS every 5 seconds to see if any mouse/keyboard activity occured since the last poll. If activity occurred, the kbdd sends a message (via UDP) to the startd. The startd receives this message, confirms that the src IP address on the packet originated from the same machine, and then updates KeyboardIdle, ConsoleIdle appropriately.

Troubleshooting questions:
- When you login, does the task manager show the condor_kbdd running?
- With STARTD_DEUBG = D_COMMAND, do you see the "command_x_event"
entries similar to the following in the StartLog when using the console
of the machine?
04/26 10:06:44 Received UDP command 427 (X_EVENT_NOTIFICATION) from
<xx.xx.xx.xx:1392>, access level ALLOW