[Xquartz-dev] keyboard/mouse focus issues

Jeremy Huddleston jeremyhu at apple.com
Fri Oct 16 06:57:50 PDT 2009

hrm... ok.  Thanks for the info.  I'll be building some versions of  
the server incrementally from what was released in alpha1 through what  
is in alpha3 and will let you know when they're available... hopefully  
with these we can atleast hone in on the problematic change.

In the mean time, can you atleast confirm two things for me?

1) Test my xkb hunch:
Install alpha3
Nuke the /opt/X11/share/X11/xkb directory
Does the problem go away? (note that the 1.7 server will fail to  
startup this way)

2) Ensure it is actually a server bug:
Install alpha1.
Backup its X11.bin
   cp /Applications/Utilities/XQuartz.app/Contents/MacOS/X11.bin /tmp/ 
Install alpha3
Restore alpha1's X11.bin
   sudo cp /tmp/X11.bin.alpha1 /Applications/Utilities/XQuartz.app/ 
Nuke the /opt/X11/share/X11/xkb directory (important since alpha1's  
X11.bin fails keymapping if that directory is in place)

The resulting install *should* work if my assumption is correct that  
it's a server related issue


On Oct 16, 2009, at 01:29, John Koren wrote:

> Jeremy,
> I use rxvt and xterm and both lock up equally with alpha2 and alpha3
> with or without X11.bin-1.7.0901. Unfortunately, I do not have time
> for debugging and thus I am just monitoring closely this issue. alpha1
> is working adequately for me (with some strange but relatively minor
> issues).
> -John
> On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 10:46 PM, Jeremy Huddleston <jeremyhu at apple.com 
> > wrote:
>> So, I've been trying for an hour or so, and I can't seem to  
>> reproduce this
>> bug where mouse/keyboard events stop being sent when switching to/ 
>> from X11
>> as the focused application.
>> I haven't heard much since alpha3, but I'm wondering if that's  
>> because
>> people are too scared to try alpha3 after the problems mentioned with
>> alpha2.  I really want to squash this issue since it's the only  
>> problem I am
>> aware of with this release, but I need some help to actually  
>> reproduce it.
>> Can someone please confirm whether or not this issue is still  
>> present in
>> alpha3?  Also, please confirm that it's there in the 1.7 server as  
>> well as
>> the 1.6 server shipped.
>> I'll be building a bunch of "drop in" server binaries for testing  
>> if I can't
>> actually reproduce this myself.
>> Thanks,
>> Jeremy
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