Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 468292
Input lost in some apps while using SCIM
Last modified: 2009-06-24 03:58:13 EDT
Description of problem:
I have enables scim as input method . I use KDE 4 on fedora 9 with the latest updates. I have noticed that , randomly applications lost keyboard input, ie I cannot type in the applications. To get back to typing in those application again , I have to minimise the window and restore it again . Sometimes even that does not help, and I have to restart the application. This problem I have observed most with Opera (I use it as my default browser) , Kickoff Menu, Kopete chat windows , Yakuake terminal , and Thunderbird.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Enable scim as input method
2.Try to use keyboard
Actual results:Keyboard input frozen for the application. (eg ctrl+tab or ctrl+L doesnt work with Opera)
Expected results:Keyboard should behave normally
OK, I found a similar issue, if it is of any help . .
Hi, I found this problem too and filed a bug report several days ago, https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=468154.
The solution for me is to install scim-bridge-gtk. Since you use kde, I guess you might install scim-bridge-qt and see if this could solve your problem.
Hmm..I have problems with scim-bridge as I had reported in
So I set /FrontEnd/X11/Dynamic from false to true and it seems to have solved the problem for me right now. I will keep monitoring it and report back .
Confirmed on F10. Everything works fine for a while except that keyboard input won't work if you switch between some apps (more info here : http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=564888), then after a while gnome-terminal input will work only for a few letters. I mean, you will be able to write 1 to 10 letters only, then nothing.
Some keys work though : Alt-PgUp and Alt PgDown still allow to switch between tabs, and switching between tabs will allow you to input letters again. Well, a few letters…
There is no mention of compiz here.
Are you sure
is the same issue?
Hmm, according to http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=437437 upstream libX11-1.1.4 should have fixed this bug, but that seems not to be the case since libX11-1.1.4 was part of the f9 release (unless our package does something different).
(In reply to comment #5)
> There is no mention of compiz here.
> Are you sure
> > http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=564888
> is the same issue?
No, I am not, since in addition I am using Gnome and not KDE. If I had been sure I wouldn't have file a new bug report. ;)
So I just meant these bugs might be related.
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Is this still a problem?
Well, I no longer have this problem with scim. We can close this bug