Bug 1411203 - [abiword] text cursor invisible in GNOME on Wayland session
Summary: [abiword] text cursor invisible in GNOME on Wayland session
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: abiword
Version: 25
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marc Maurer
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: WaylandRelated
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-01-09 05:21 UTC by Joachim Frieben
Modified: 2017-12-12 10:10 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2017-12-12 10:10:19 UTC

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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Abisource 13767 None None None 2017-10-12 22:19 UTC

Description Joachim Frieben 2017-01-09 05:21:10 UTC
Description of problem:
Under GNOME on Wayland, the text cursor is invisible. It is therefore awkward to edit a text.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start GNOME on Wayland.
2. Launch abiword and select text window.

Actual results:
No text cursor is visible.

Expected results:
Text cursor is visible.

Additional info:
Issue absent when using the X11 backend, e.g. when running 'GDK_BACKEND=x11 abiword'.

Comment 1 ykonoclast 2017-10-12 09:59:17 UTC
I can confirm the same exact bug is present in Fedora 26.

Comment 2 Paul Bolle 2017-10-12 12:13:33 UTC
Upstream bugreport: https://bugzilla.abisource.com/show_bug.cgi?id=13767 (upstream apparently uses "caret" where this report uses "cursor").

Comment 3 ykonoclast 2017-10-15 10:25:33 UTC
Precision : tried installing abiword on my desktop Fedora 26 PC : there the flickering screen bug is present but the caret is displayed.

The caret was not displayed on my laptop but the screen was not flickering. The difference in behaviour might be related to hardware discrepancies : intel IGP (open-source default driver) on the laptop, NVIDIA GPU (using proprietary driver) on the Desktop.

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