Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 129964
selected text is not highlighted in Acroread 5.08 + KDE 3.1.3 + RHEL WS 3.2
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:03 EST
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Description of problem:
Installed RHEL WS 3.2 with Gnome (selected by default during
installation) and KDE (not selected by default so manually selected)
Applied all available package updates from RHN.
Installed acroread-5.08-2.i386.rpm and acroread-plugin-5.08-2.i386.rpm
from the RHEL WS 3.2 Extras channel available at RHN.
Start /usr/bin/acroread and open a PDF file. Select some text either
by click-dragging a text-mode cursor or by searching for a text
string. The selected text is not highlighted in reverse video.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
acroread-5.08-2, kdebase-3.1.3-5.2, gnome-desktop-2.2.2-1,
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Choose KDE session from gdm and login.
2. Start /usr/bin/acroread and open a PDF file.
3. Click on the text cursor button on the tool bar (the button with
the letter "T" and a dashed box).
4. Click and drag text-mode mouse cursor over any text. The selected
text should appear highlighted (in reverse video), but doesn't.
5. Type Ctrl-F and search for a word that can be found in the PDF
file. Acroread finds the page where the word is, but the word is not
highlighted in reverse video.
Actual Results: The selected text is not highlighted (in reverse video).
Expected Results: The selected text should appear in reverse video.
1. The selected text does appear in reverse video when Acrobat Reader
is run in the Gnome Desktop.
2. Still use the KDE Desktop, but run Acrobat Reader as a plugin
within Mozilla (i.e., acroread embedded in Mozilla window). The
selected text will appear in reverse video.
* Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop
* ATI Radeon Mobility M9 video card with 64 MB memory (appears to be
probed correctly by redhat-config-xfree86; driver=radeon)
* Logitech MouseMan optical wheel mouse with USB connector (recognized
incorrectly by kudzu as generic PS/2 mouse, causing wheel button not
to work; manually corrected by running redhat-config-mouse).
Problem persists after upgrading to RHEL WS 3.3.
If you remove /usr/share/apps/kdisplay/app-defaults/AAAMotif.ad,
/usr/share/apps/kdisplay/app-defaults/AcroRead.ad and restart KDE
again, does it work you ?
Hello Ngo Than!
Renaming these two files worked. Highlighted text now appears in
reverse video (bg=blue, fg=black, but good enough).
Renaming only AcroRead.ad but keeping AAAMotif.ad also works.
Renaming only AAAMotif.ad but keeping AcroRead.ad does not work.
If You need more information, please let me know. Thanks for Your help!
What also works is putting the following lines into $HOME/.Xdefaults :
Other colors can be used, of course.
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
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critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
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