Bug 51560 - mouse drag in X + Alt locks X
mouse drag in X + Alt locks X
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-08-12 07:53 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
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Description Need Real Name 2001-08-12 07:53:57 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.75 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.18-alpha1 i686; Nav)

Description of problem:
Click on backdrop and drag out a stretchy box (as if you are selecting
> some backdrop icons) now press Alt+function key. X locks up. Machine
still running, can telnet in and kill X process to recover

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Drag out a stretchy box on backdrop
2. Press Alt+function key

Actual Results:  X locks

Expected Results:  X shouldn't lock :)

Additional info:

It is possible that this is a bug in gnome or sawfish.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-08-19 19:28:14 EDT
I tested this with GNOME and KDE in Seawolf and current Rawhide, and
cannot reproduce the problem.
Comment 2 Nick Craig-Wood 2001-09-04 15:57:00 EDT
This bug affects both of my Redhat 7.1 machines.  Specifically they are running
gnome+sawfish default versions.  Alt-F1 would normally switch virtual desktops
(move to workspace 1 is what it says in the sawfish shortcuts).  However if you
press Alt-F1 while a box is dragged out on the backdrop X locks up solid.

Detailed instructions.  Click and hold mouse button 1 on backdrop - drag a box
not selecting anything.  Keep holding button 1 down - dotted box stays on the
screen.  Now press Alt-F1 (while button 1 is held down) - lockup.

It is the action of switching virtual desktops while a dotted box is drawn that
crashes X.

This happens on a machine with an ATI card and a machine with a Matrox graphics

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