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

Hilko Bengen bengen at debian.org
Sun Jul 15 00:16:34 UTC 2012

* 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?

This is not what I meant. I have not seen the problem you are reporting
and would like to help isolate possible causes.

Of course you can move ~/.wine aside instead of deleting it but I
suppose that I didn't have to tell you that. Another option is setting

> 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.

You may want to ask that question on wine-devel at winehq.org


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