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|Summary:||gnome-terminal eats my mouse buttons|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Steve Whitehouse <swhiteho>|
|Component:||gnome-terminal||Assignee:||Behdad Esfahbod <behdad>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2009-12-18 04:04:47 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Steve Whitehouse 2009-03-20 08:01:47 EDT
Description of problem: Using F-10, all the latest updates as of 20/3/2009. I've several times found myself stuck with the left mouse button apparently not working at all. I've tried swapping to a text VT where everything was working fine. Swapping back to X the left mouse button was still not working. Eventually I noticed that the common pattern was that gnome-terminal always had the focus when this happens. All other keyboard functions and the mouse pointer seem entirely unaffected. The left button though seems to just stop working. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): [steve@dolmen ~]$ rpm -qi gnome-terminal Name : gnome-terminal Relocations: (not relocatable) Version : 2.24.3 Vendor: Fedora Project Release : 1.fc10 Build Date: Thu 15 Jan 2009 10:30:10 PM GMT Install Date: Tue 17 Mar 2009 04:46:53 AM GMT Build Host: x86-5.fedora.phx.redhat.com Group : User Interface/Desktops Source RPM: gnome-terminal-2.24.3-1.fc10.src.rpm Size : 5700753 License: GPLv2+ and GFDL Signature : DSA/SHA1, Thu 29 Jan 2009 05:22:58 AM GMT, Key ID bf226fcc4ebfc273 Packager : Fedora Project URL : http://www.gnome.org/ Summary : Terminal emulator for GNOME Description : gnome-terminal is a terminal emulator for GNOME. It supports translucent backgrounds, opening multiple terminals in a single window (tabs) and clickable URLs. How reproducible: Steps to Reproduce: 1. Run a few apps on the desktop including gnome-terminal 2. Do usual swapping between them, and evetually the left mouse button stops responding while gnome-terminal has the focus. 3. Actual results: Left mouse button fails to respond Expected results: Left mouse button should allow change of focus, etc. Additional info: There is a workaround. Using Alt-Tab to change the focus to a different application results in the left mouse button once again regaining normal operation - at least until gnome-terminal grabs it again.
Comment 1 birger 2009-07-14 06:30:08 EDT
I see the same behaviour, except I see in it several apps. I have seen it both while working in a virtualbox VM (the whole VM window became unresponsive, so the problem was at the host, not in the VM) and in firefox. I have been able to get back to a working state by clicking on the border of another app, and then on a button or menu inside that app. then go back to the app I was working in. Much the same as alt-tab. So my left button actually works for clicking on window borders (at least the title box at the top), and switching focus to a different application. Clicking on a different window belonging to the same app is not enough (like clicking on the virtualbox admin window when the mouse doesn't work inside a vm window). It has to be a different app, it seems. When the unresponsive app != gnome-terminal, gnome-terminal is the one I usually use to wake it up again... I always have a gnome-terminal running and I use it quite often during the day, so gnome-terminal could well be involved here. Could it be that it always happens when I switch from gnome-terminal to some other app? I'm not certain yet, but I will add a comment when I am. This may also be a window manager issue. I run compiz (and cairo-dock if that is relevant in any way).
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 06:33:52 EST
This message is a reminder that Fedora 10 is nearing its end of life. Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for Fedora 10. It is Fedora's policy to close all bug reports from releases that are no longer maintained. At that time this bug will be closed as WONTFIX if it remains open with a Fedora 'version' of '10'. Package Maintainer: If you wish for this bug to remain open because you plan to fix it in a currently maintained version, simply change the 'version' to a later Fedora version prior to Fedora 10's end of life. Bug Reporter: Thank you for reporting this issue and we are sorry that we may not be able to fix it before Fedora 10 is end of life. If you would still like to see this bug fixed and are able to reproduce it against a later version of Fedora please change the 'version' of this bug to the applicable version. If you are unable to change the version, please add a comment here and someone will do it for you. Although we aim to fix as many bugs as possible during every release's lifetime, sometimes those efforts are overtaken by events. Often a more recent Fedora release includes newer upstream software that fixes bugs or makes them obsolete. The process we are following is described here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping
Comment 3 birger 2009-11-18 08:28:42 EST
I cannot remember seeing this in F11 or F12. I don't have any F10 systems anymore :-)
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-12-18 04:04:47 EST
Fedora 10 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-12-17. Fedora 10 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug. If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version. Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.