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Bug 62607 - mouse properties (acceleration/threshold) don't "stick"
mouse properties (acceleration/threshold) don't "stick"
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-04-02 19:07 EST by Bill Crawford
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:41 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-15 16:00:41 EDT
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~/.gnome/session (2.33 KB, text/plain)
2002-04-09 17:01 EDT, Bill Crawford
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session-manual (120 bytes, text/plain)
2002-04-09 17:06 EDT, Bill Crawford
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session-options (117 bytes, text/plain)
2002-04-09 17:06 EDT, Bill Crawford
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session-properties (177 bytes, text/plain)
2002-04-09 17:07 EDT, Bill Crawford
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Description Bill Crawford 2002-04-02 19:07:27 EST
Description of Problem:
After settting acceleration in the mouse properties dialog, everything is fine. 
After restarting X, though, the settitngs seem not to "take" but if I open the
control center, go into the "mouse" pane and press OK, my settings are

I'm suspecting this could in fact be a WindowMaker problem, as I am using that
as my wm, but I do have the "don't set non-WindowMaker specific settings" box
checked in WPrefs.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[bill@marcus bill]$ rpm -q control-center WindowMaker 

Additional information:
I've had similar issues with e.g. keyboard auto-repeat settings in the past
(fixed by running xset from the session manager after all the various properties
-capplet things have run).

Side note: could gnomecc be made to start with the menu tree collapsed?  It's
annoying on a small display to have to scroll down every time to get to the
session manager stuff, especially using a touchpad on a laptop.

Removing the sawfish submenu when it's not running would be a bonus ;o)
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-04-09 12:14:27 EDT
Are you using gnome-session? If so, does ~/.gnome/session contain several
capplets run with the --init flag?
Comment 2 Bill Crawford 2002-04-09 17:00:14 EDT
Interestingly, sometimes running "xset q" causes the settings to kick in ...

I'll attach my session file in a sec.  I've never changed anything directly in
it except to remove stuff (xterm sessions left behind after a crash).  Oh, and I
once edited nautilus out of there.  Don't like nautilus.
Comment 3 Bill Crawford 2002-04-09 17:01:04 EDT
Created attachment 52944 [details]
Comment 4 Bill Crawford 2002-04-09 17:05:43 EDT
I normally log in by running "startx -- -dpi 100 -layout whatever", sometimes I
use gdm.  I havn't noticed any difference between the two, but I'll check.  I've
cured it temporarily by allowing WindowMaker to set the mouse acceleration.
Comment 5 Bill Crawford 2002-04-09 17:06:17 EDT
Created attachment 52945 [details]
Comment 6 Bill Crawford 2002-04-09 17:06:52 EDT
Created attachment 52946 [details]
Comment 7 Bill Crawford 2002-04-09 17:07:24 EDT
Created attachment 52947 [details]
Comment 8 Havoc Pennington 2002-04-09 17:10:05 EDT
So is gnome-session running?

The thing is, if you choose the WindowMaker session in gdm, or switchdesk over
to windowmaker, then gnome-session won't run so those --init things won't run
and settings won't be set up.
Comment 9 Bill Crawford 2002-04-09 17:16:12 EDT
Yes, I have "GNOME" session selected (as default) and then "WindowMaker"
selected as window manager via the control panel.  It works, mostly.  Just
problems with some settings; I got around the issue ages ago by running "xset r
rate 250 30" from the session manager (I think I may not have reported that; I
started doing that before I knew what Bugzilla looked like :o)
My GNOME config has been recreated from scratch at least once installing 7.x, so
I don't think it's a compatability issue ...
Comment 10 Bill Crawford 2002-04-15 16:00:36 EDT
This *appears* to be fixed now, at least when I start X from the command line
(with "startx").
Comment 11 Havoc Pennington 2002-07-02 19:25:34 EDT
The code is all totally different for gnome 2 in rawhide as well.

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