Public bug reported:

Gnome Shell stops accepting mouse input from time to time, and when it
does I run "gnome-shell --replace" to get mouse control back. After
running this command, I can't log in because it's as if the ENTER key is
pressed every half second on the login screen. The lock screen tells me
that I typed in the wrong password and clears the password input. I
can't type my password in half a second.

I can workaround this by bug pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1 which makes the lock
screen's password input form stop clearing its input. This isn't the
ideal workflow though because I have workarounds on workarounds.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: gnome-shell 3.28.1-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-20.21-generic 4.15.17
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl nvidia_modeset nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Thu May 17 16:45:24 2018
DisplayManager: gdm3
GsettingsChanges:
 b'org.gnome.shell' b'enabled-extensions' b"['ubuntu-d...@ubuntu.com', 
'ubuntu-appindicat...@ubuntu.com']"
 b'org.gnome.shell' b'favorite-apps' redacted by apport
 b'org.gnome.desktop.interface' b'gtk-im-module' b"'gtk-im-context-simple'"
 b'org.gnome.desktop.interface' b'clock-show-seconds' b'true'
 b'org.gnome.desktop.interface' b'clock-show-date' b'true'
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-04-10 (37 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20180228)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm-256color
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-shell
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

** Affects: gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New


** Tags: amd64 apport-bug bionic

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  Can't enter password in lock screen after running "gnome-shell
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