Bug 447790 - xdvi expert mode crashes
Summary: xdvi expert mode crashes
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xdvik
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jonathan Underwood
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-05-21 19:41 UTC by Giuseppe Castagna
Modified: 2009-07-14 15:36 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 15:36:58 UTC
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Description Giuseppe Castagna 2008-05-21 19:41:19 UTC
Description of problem:

1. Open any dvi file by xdvi. 
2. Select expert mode ('x' key)
3. Exit xdvi
4. Reopen the same file => the xdvi window disappears after few milliseconds
and command line is blocked without any error or warning message (^C to exit)

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


Additional info:

Either delete your ~/.xdvirc file or delete in it the line 
 xdvi.expertMode:	0
and xdvi works again

Comment 1 Giuseppe Castagna 2008-05-21 20:05:07 UTC
Additional info:

A different way to crash xdvi is to press twice the 'x' key, that is "expert
mode" never exits.

I also compiled the src package in rawhide, thus installed 
xdvik-22.84.13-20.fc9.i386.rpm but without any noticeable difference

Comment 2 Giuseppe Castagna 2008-05-22 18:39:07 UTC
Even more info:

this happens only when running Compiz: if I use metacity then the expert mode
no longer crashes xdvi.

FYI I use compiz-0.7.5-10.fc9.i386

Comment 3 Jonathan Underwood 2008-05-23 21:05:44 UTC
Yes, I can reproduce this to some extent - xdvi doesn't crash, but it doesn't
toggle between expert mode after two toggles if compiz is the WM. Will look into it.

Comment 4 Giuseppe Castagna 2008-05-24 09:26:08 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> Yes, I can reproduce this to some extent - xdvi doesn't crash,

Indeed also in my case it does not crash but it is "stuck": if I toggle expert
mode then I cannot do anything else. If expert mode is recorded in .xdvirc then
the window disappears at one but the xdvi in the command line does not exit and
the shell is stuck.

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