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Re: Possible input problem with xfree86_4.2.0-0pre1v1 and sawfish-gnome

On Tue, 2002-06-18 at 13:52, David Stanaway wrote:
> I just built the new debs for powerpc, and I was having some problem
> with the behavior of my USB Mouse and keyboard for the duration of an X
> Session and I am unable to repeat it.
> I am running xfree86_4.2.0-0pre1v1 from gdm with gnome-session and
> sawfish-gnome
> My hardware is a first generation G4 Powerbook (With a Rage128 M3), and
> I am running: 2.4.19-pre8-ben0 with the r128 DRI module, and I am using
> the r128 driver for my display.
> Here is the running problem that I was having:
> There are some regular but intermitant problems with registering mouse
> clicks, and some key combinations yeild odd results. All revolving
> around change of focus. 
> EG: 
> In gnome, my task list sometime takes a couple of clicks before the the
> active window changes.  Alert dialogs from evolution especially seem to
> have problems getting focus. 
> Clicking the mouse in a gnome-terminal selects the whole line
> some-times, the rest of the time, it selects a just a word.  Also, using
> a drag to select only selects to word boundaries. 
> In evolution compose message dialog, Often, after click or using the
> down arrow followed by pressing the shift key results in the input focus
> changing from the message text to either the scroll bar or the subject
> textbox. 
> I am having alot of difficulty describing a 100% reliable case where
> these glitches occur, but they occur very frequently. For instance
> capitalizing the I at the beginning of this paragraph took about 10
> tries before I could stop the focus shifting to the subject line. 

I've been seeing this on and off for quite some time, but of course I've
been running a 4.2 server for a long time as well for its Radeon
support. Can you try with a 4.1 server to see if it makes a difference?
The problem being that it seems to occur non-deterministically, so one
can never be sure it's actually not there...

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member   /  CS student, Free Software enthusiast

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