I recently entered this into the Gnome bug reporter (Bug 517030). But I am posting it here so as to find out if anyone here has faced the problem before? (The forum search shows nothing)

When I right click anywhere (on any application, meaning that the problemis related to the right click event rather than any specific application), gnome freezes, left mouse click does nothing, the application in foreground does not capture keystrokes. Fortunately pressing Ctrl+Esc. restores normalcy. But the problem reappears as soon as a right click happens. This has made Gnome useless for me.

OS: OpenSUSE 10.3

Anybody heard of this or knows how to solve it? Thanks in advance!