I have an installation of Fedora 39 (Workstation Edition) running here on my gaming machine, which works beautifully - most of the times. However, today’s update of the packages mutter and mutter-common broke the ability to simulate key presses using xdotool for me. Instead of sending the key presses to a window, a new window with the title “Remote Display” opens.
I’m running Gnome in a Wayland session with all updates installed. The versions of the relevant packages are as follows:
Steps to reproduce the problem (the key, in my example F7, doesn’t make any difference):
xdotool key F7
After pressing Enter, the window shown below in the screenshot pops up:
As a workaround, I decided to downgrade both packages mutter and mutter-common and added them to dnf’s excludepkgs list, which obviously isn’t a proper solution, but at least it works for now.
Did anyone encounter the problem as well? Would it be better to report the bug for Fedora or should I try to reproduce the behaviour on another distro and report the issue directly to the Gnome team?
If you need more information, just feel free to ask. I can test things out in a virtual machine, since the issue can be reproduced pretty easily. Thanks in advance.