Bug 55188 - chinput dies/locks up upon login to gdm
chinput dies/locks up upon login to gdm
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: miniChinput (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Yu Shao
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-10-26 16:05 EDT by Graham Cole
Modified: 2013-01-10 16:37 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-10-26 16:05:32 EDT
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Description Graham Cole 2001-10-26 16:05:26 EDT
Description of Problem:

when you select simplified chinese and log in through gdm, you are still
unable to input chinese.

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

How Reproducible:
Every Time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. slect simplifed chinese at gdm login screen
2. log in
3. start up a terminal, hit ctrl-space and no entry window comes up
as it should.

Actual Results:I did a ps auwx | grep chinput
iakka    7406  0.6  0.0     0    0 ?        Z    12:37   0:00 [chinput
diakka    7450  0.0  1.2  6460 3308 ?        S    12:37   0:00 chinput

pstree shows the following:
     |           `-gnome-session-+-Xsession
     |                           `-chinput

also, if i kill the chinput process that is apparently still alive
according to ps, then restart chinput from the command line, all future
windows I bring up, will be able to bring up the chinese entry window when
I press ctrl-space.

If I don't kill chinput before starting a new one, X sort of locks up.  no
windows/gnome-panel respond.  only the window manager seems to still be
functional at this point.

Expected Results:
I expected the chinese input window to pop up when i hit ctrl-space

Additional Information:

I'm using a Matrox Millenium (MGA 2064W), which does not use an
XFree86 v4.x X server.  On my other machine, an athlon 1.2Mhz with a voodoo
3, chinput seems to work just fine.
Comment 1 Yu Shao 2001-11-12 00:30:25 EST
Commenting out of the last 4 lines of /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d/xinput will fix
the problem. This file belongs to xinitrc-3.20-1.

llch@redhat.com will put a patch through soon.

#if which $XIM_PROGRAM >/dev/null 2>&1 ; then
#  echo -n "XIM DEBUG: "

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