Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 624190
preview window: scan area selection broken
Last modified: 2011-07-06 17:31:10 EDT
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; fr; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20100723 Fedora/3.6.7-1.fc13 Firefox/3.6.7 GTB7.1
Using the mouse to define the scan area in the preview window doesn't work here on my fedora 13 workstation.
This seems related to keyboard configuration. I have a French keyboard. By default Fedora sets the keyboard layout to "France (Obsolete)". I keep adding the "France" layout and making it the default but next time I login "France (Obsolete)" is back.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use a French keyboard or at least the "France (Obsolete)" layout.
2. Run xsane.
3. Acquire preview.
4. Try to modify the scan or visible area by attempting to drag the selection rectangle. The rectangle doesn't move.
5. As soon as you change the keyboard layout from "France (Obsolete)" to "France", dragging the selection rectangle works again.
Dragging the selection rectangle using the default "France (Obsolete)" keyboard layout doesn't work.
The selection rectangle is dragged by the mouse.
I'm not sure whether this is a problem with xsane or the Gnome default keyboard layout (or both):
* Probably xsane should be made to work under the "France (Obsolete)" keyboard layout.
* Maybe the Gnome default keyboard layout should be changed from "France (Obsolete)" to "France".
Created attachment 438786 [details]
unable to drag selection rectangle - "Fra2" keyboard layout
Notice the "Fra2" keyboard layout in the notification area of the Gnome taskbar.
Created attachment 438787 [details]
dragging selection rectangle - "Fra" keyboard layout
Notice the "Fra" keyboard layout in the notification area of the Gnome
Created attachment 438788 [details]
keyboard layout preferences
The "France (Obsolète) Autre" layout is automatically added every time I login in and. It's the default layout when using French keyboard.
I have added the "France" and "Grèce" layouts, xsane works fine with both layouts. However I am unable to make either of them my default layout, Gnome keeps starting with the default "France (Obsolète) Autre" layout.
* I see the problem when setting the keyboard to German (whatever version) in Gnome. Switching to US keyboard layout everything is fine
* Generally the phenomenon is exactly like outlined here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xsane/+bug/370818 (except that the problem only shows up with German keyboard layout), probably the same patch can be applied ?
**On this page some guys state, that it has to do with an Nvidia driver. I don't think so, because it also happens on a remote display with a SIS chip, and also happens in VNC, i.e. without a Graphics hardware involved visible to the X client (xsane).
**Someone else states, that with reinstallation the problem disappears. I upgraded to FC14 including latest patches (including xsane-0.998-1) and it did not help.
* I don't think, that the problem is Gnome- or X11-related, because any other application works ok selecting areas using the mouse (e.g. Openoffice-Draw, Gimp, ImageMagick)
* The frame can actually be moved being patient: When clicking very close to a visible frame or corner with the arrow cursor being visible, the frame boundary moves the few pixels under the pointer. This way the selected area can be changed as a workaround.
* The problem appeared already in fc12 with xsane 0.997
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While I couldn't reproduce this (why ever), I've looked at the patch in the launchpad bug and it seems to be a legit fix. I'll make a build with it and send the fix to upstream.
xsane-0.998-4.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.
D'oh. Built but forgot to submit the update. Sorry!
xsane-0.998-4.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
xsane-0.998-4.fc13 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 13.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 14 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing xsane-0.998-4.fc14'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
xsane-0.998-4.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
xsane-0.998-4.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.