[pkg-wine-party] Bug#681517: wine1.4 can steal mouse pointer, making X unusable

Neil Williams codehelp at debian.org
Sat Jul 14 20:54:45 UTC 2012

On Sat, 14 Jul 2012 12:30:52 +0200
Hilko Bengen <bengen at debian.org> wrote:

> * Neil Williams:
> > Prior to the upgrade to wine1.4, wine1.2 was happy on this system. After
> > the upgrade, starting a program using wine causes the mouse pointer to
> > stop moving although clicks are still possible. This makes not only the
> > wine application unusable but most other X applications as well.
> > Switching away from the wine application makes no difference.
> Strange. I have not seen anything like this. Does also happen when you
> start with a clean ~/.wine directory?

So the way to fix/test this is to blow away all history of the program
concerned when wine gets updated?

With a clean ~/.wine/ directory I have to reinstall the program or the
bug comes straight back - mouse pointer stops operating until
wineserver is killed via a virtual terminal. After reinstalling, the
application works again but all my data has been lost. thanks. Wine
needs to handle this kind of thing on upgrades, not pretend that it's a
complete reinstall.

Is there any way to debug what happened before killing wineserver next
time? When I get back to a fast internet connection I'll install
libwine-dbg and see if gdb reports anything useful when attached to a
broken wineserver.


Neil Williams

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