Menu selection not working

Menu selection not working

Post by Nizar Allibh » Thu, 25 May 1995 04:00:00


I'm having some weird things happening with XFree where at the start
of a session I can bring up a program such as xfontsel and I can
select a font from any of the menus, but after a while I run xfontsel
again and I cannot get any of the menu entries to highlight. This
behaviour exists in other X programs too (xfilemanager.)

I'm also seeing an oddity where some of the hot key bindings, such as
<Alt>+<F1> and <Alt>+<F3> just don't work after a while. I am running
fvwm and I modified the .fvwmrc file to make <Alt>+<F1> raise a window
and <Alt>+<F3> lower the window. The pressing of <Alt>+<Fn> key
results in the number(n) and a ~ being echoed to the window.

Finally, I'm also seeing a very strange things happening with netscape
1.1 and X running in 1024x768 screen resolution. When going to certain
URLs with background bitmaps and heavy graphics, X completely freezes.
I can see that the modem is still working (downloading image data,
etc.) The only recourse at this point is to hard reset the machine.

Thanks in advance for any help.


486DX 33 Mhz.
16 Meg RAM
100+ Meg swap space (I know, a little/lot excessive)
Hercules Graphite Video card
Sony CPD-1304 monitor





1. German keyboard and selection not working when working remote


I am running XFree 3.3.6 on a Debian GNU/Linux system. Work perfect as
long we do not do a remote login to a solaris box. But when logged in
remote, the some keys of the German keyboard (AltGr) and x-selection
do not work.

In detail:

1. Do ssh2 to a Solaris 2.6 machine
2. Start an X-Application on the remote machine (e.g. emacs, dtmailtool)


   application) and pasteing it back (to the solaris application)
   using the middle mouse buttons works on standard applications. So

works. I am not sure, if the problems are related or if, they are
completely independent.

Can anybody guess what could be wrong or what I could check?

Can anybody reproduce the behavior (of demonstrate that it works)?

Any hints is welcome, because I really have no idea where the problem
could come from.

Thanks a lot.

Rainer Dorsch

Uni Stuttgart            Tel.: 0711-7816-215

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