Re: Programs not accepting input?
- From: Bernd Walter <ticso@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 22:31:02 +0200
On Sun, Mar 26, 2006 at 11:16:36AM +0000, Robert Watson wrote:
On Sun, 26 Mar 2006, Peter Jeremy wrote:
On Sun, 2006-Mar-26 17:50:09 +1030, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
In the last month or two I've seen increasing occurrences of programs
refusing keyboard input after they've been running for a while
(between hours and days). They still respond to the mouse. At first
I thought it was hardware, but it happens on a number of different
machines, and only with certain programs, all of them X clients.
Here's an overview (system names are simply to show that they're
Is the problem that the clients aren't taking focus or have focus but
aren't accepting keyboard input?
My work system runs separate X servers on two heads (rather than ximerama)
and I have problems with windows occasionally refusing to accept focus
after I move the pointer from screen to screen (though I can get an
alternative window to accept focus and then switch back to the window I
originally wanted). This started after an X.org upgrade but I'm not sure
I've noticed that KDE's window manager, especially the version currently in
ports, seems to occasionally have focus management problems. If I use
ctrl-alt-tab to manually switch the focus, keyboard and some mouse input
works properly, and after a program exits, things start working right. I
I'm seeing focus problems every few months running WindowMaker, also
in a 2 head configuration.
The focus stick with one window - you can close that one using mouse,
but you still won't be able get focus on another window.
A restart of windowmaker won't help, so far I was forced doing a
complete X restart whenever this happened.
Not shure when it started, likely with an update from an old XFree to
an Xorg release (installed xorg-6.8.2).
B.Walter http://www.bwct.de http://www.fizon.de
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