Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52500
Impossible to move or resize windows using mouse
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:32 EDT
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Description of problem:
When trying to move or resize windows using the mouse a continuous series
of beeps comes from the speaker and nothing else happens. Also, the mouse
does not "stick" to the spot I grab.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Log in (I use GDM to start a gnome session using the sawfisk WM)
2.Open a window
3.Try to move it
If I log in as root using the GDM nothing of the sort happens. Also, when I
tried removing all my .gnome* .sawfish and .gtkrc files (I suspected they
might be corrupted), I could move my windows, but I couldn't resize them.
Possibly related item: When I try to change the sawfish appearance by
choosing the menu item from the gnome menu or by clicking the middle button
on the desktop, the window comes up, but just hangs. It can't even be
removed. However, choosing sawfish appearance from the Gnome configuration
tool works fine.
Sawfish is no doubt spewing Lisp errors to ~/.xsession-errors - what are those
Created attachment 29374 [details]
The .xsession-errors file
OK, something is really screwed - the X server is not providing the "fixed" font.
Several apps other than sawfish seem to be complaining about that.
Does "xlsfonts | grep fixed" show the line "fixed"?
We (Red Hat) should try to fix this before next release.
The fixed font error messages may have occured when I tried to run
/usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_Mach64 this morning (my X dies every night due to a well
known Mach-64+SMP+XFree86 bug, so I was starting to get a bit desperate).
Anyway, when I do the "xlsfonts | grep fixed" I get two lines containing the
.xsession-errors should be restarted (cleared out) each time you log in.
What are the two lines with "fixed"? There's no line with just plain "fixed"?
(My test machine has 1009 lines with "fixed")
It looks like this may be a duplicate of
Testing -- reporter says they can't post an update to this bug.
I was probably unclear: When running "xlsfonts | grep fixed
" I got two lines containg just the word fixed, but there were 510 lines all in all.
does "xlsfonts -fn -*-fixed-medium-r-normal--14-*-*-*-*-*-*-*" list any fonts?
This the Sawfish default font with a recent patch.
If it doesn't list any fonts, that would explain the problem, but I'm not sure
why it wouldn't be listing any fonts.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 54491 ***