Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 462262
xemacs cursor problems
Last modified: 2009-05-21 15:16:11 EDT
Description of problem:
xemacs loses the cursor sometimes: It just disapears, or gets replaced by a very thin red overline (cursor is a red rectangle), or even stays put while the "real" cursor moves around. This seems not to be xemacs' fault (oldish package, worked fine before), the closest xemacs-related install is xemacs-packages-extra
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Often (at least once an hour with my use here: mh-e with nmh, editing mostly LaTeX with auctex and C or C++ code).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Hard to say, seems to be related to how long xemacs has been running.
This seems to have dissapeared (really an X problem?)
Gone for good, together with other assorted X weirdness. Closing.
This still appears to be a bug in:
Fedora release 9 (Sulphur)
$ rpm -qa | grep xemacs
It is fairly easy to reproduce using Gnome as the WM:
- Open two files in different frames (python code for example).
- Use the Alt-Tab key-combination to switch between frames. Move the cursor
around a bit and then switch back with Alt-Tab. The cursor will disappear even
though you can move around with the arrow keys and see the Line/Column numbers
changing in the mode-line.
- Using the mouse to "click" in the other frame will bring the red cursor line
Any ideas? Currently unable to verify in F10.
I no longer have access to a F-9 box but just in case it has any effect (doubtful), a scratch build of 21.5.29 for F-9 is available at http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=1369044 in case you want to try it out. If that doesn't fix it, it's very likely that F-9 will remain as is.
(In reply to comment #4)
> I no longer have access to a F-9 box but just in case it has any effect
> (doubtful), a scratch build of 21.5.29 for F-9 is available at
> http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=1369044 in case you want to
> try it out. If that doesn't fix it, it's very likely that F-9 will remain as
Nope, still a problem with 21.5.29. :-/
Guess I'll have to upgrade to F-10 at some point to try again.