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Re: Keyboard stops responding when using gnome-terminal



On Mon, 2006-09-11 at 23:31 +1000, Steven Haigh wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I've been having this issue for a few days now and it's really gotten  
> to the point where I can't stand it anymore.. My laptop (a Dell  
> Inspiron 8600) is having issues where after a while of use with  
> various apps (usually gaim, gnome-terminal, and firefox), the  
> keyboard just locks up.
> 
> Now I'm not sure what's going on when it does this, as everything  
> looks normal... the only difference I can tell is that the gnome- 
> terminal prompt goes from it's normal box to a hollow box. during  
> this time i can't click on menus or do anything useful.
> 
> The one thing I CAN do is to use the keyboard to press CTRL + ALT +  
> F1 and low and behold, the keyboard works fine again. switch back to  
> X, and the keyboard doesn't work. rinse, lather, repeat.
> 
> There are no obvious things in Xorg.0.log that could indicate what's  
> going on, however if I kill gnome-terminal with the mouse, everything  
> comes back to normal. As I do 90% of my work in a terminal, this is  
> DAMN annoying...
> 
> Anyone have any ideas on how to track this down? I've drawn a mental  
> blank.
> 
> -- 
> Steven Haigh
> 
> Email: netwiz crc id au
> Web: http://www.crc.id.au
> Phone: (03) 9017 0597 - 0412 935 897
> 
> 

Try the updated metacity in this bug.

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=204519

tjb
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