Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 243508
nedit can not copy/paste: Attempt to copy to unlocked clipboard!
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:07 EST
Description of problem:
copy/paste of text in nedit is not possible.
On the xterm from which nedit was started the message "Attempt to copy to
unlocked clipboard!" appears and incorrect data will be pasted.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start nedit file.txt
2. select same text and type <ctrl>-c (or via the menu: edit - copy)
3. the message "Attempt to copy to unlocked clipboard!" will now appear in the
xterm on which nedit was started from.
4. now type <ctrl>-v (or via the menu: edit - paste) and now either nothing or
wrong data (from a previous app) will be pasted.
- the message "Attempt to copy to unlocked clipboard!" appears
- wrong or no data pasted.
- no error/warning message
- the data copied will be pasted
Check the nedit site for mailings. I think this has to do with motif or
Before I upgraded to FC6, nedit worked without any problems in FC5.
Bug 1440331 from the nedit bug tracker suggests that it is related to lesstif:
Yes, it is lesstif bug, reassigning. Just the reference to upstream:
This applies also for F7/rawhide.
Reassigning to FC6-extras.
Also applies to Fedora 7 (affecting nedit on x86_64).
Nasty 64 bit only bug (sizeof long != sizeof int problem), a fixed version is
building for both rawhide and F-7, I'll push it to updates-testing when the
build is completed, a comment saying that the update is available in
updates-testing will be added here. Gert and/or Ian, please confirm that the
test update fixes this, then I will push it to the regular updates repo.
*** Bug 217163 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
lesstif-0.95.0-19.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
lesstif-0.95.0-19.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Perhaps unrelated, but now I experience a problem on Fedora 7, i386:
$ rpm -q lesstif
schelde:jansen [~] $ nedit
nedit: the current locale is utf8 (en_GB.UTF-8)
nedit: changed locale to non-utf8 (en_GB)
The segmentation fault occurs when I try to do what was the original problem on
the 64-bit systems: copy tekst (ctrl-c or from menu). Ctrl-v alsso causes a
Could it be that the 64-bit fix messed up the 32-bit versions?
Yes, my bad an update fixing this has been pushed to F-7 updates today, so a yum
update should fix it.
thanks, the i386 problem is fixed now too.