[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#449050: freezes keybord and mouse actions when starting audio applications

Andreas Tille tillea at rki.de
Fri Nov 2 16:39:05 UTC 2007

Package: xfce4
Version: 4.4.1
Severity: important


I have a very strange problem that occures when using some audioplayers under
xfce4.  It sounds quite possible that the problem is caused by a certain
audio-related library that is just used by xfce4, but I was not able to fully
track down the problem.  To get some more facts I tried to discuss on
debian-devel how to get more information.  Here are the relevant postings:

   http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2007/11/msg00041.html   and

I observed this behavour when using audacious and xmms in every occurance
perfectly reproducible.  Other application did also caused the problem but
I was unable to reproduce it easily.  When I start one of these mentioned
applications the keyboard does not accept any key any more so I'm even unable
to switch to console or something like that.  I can move the mouse cursor
but no klick event is regarded.  Tis is even reproducible in Xephyr as
I described in the second link.

Please read the information I provided in the above links where I went
into more detail and feel free to ask me for any information I woould
happyly provide to track down this issue.

Kind regards and thanks for maintaining xfce4


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (501, 'testing'), (50, 'unstable'), (5, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE at euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE at euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages xfce4 depends on:
ii  gtk2-engines-xfce             2.4.1-1    A GTK+-2.0 theme engine for Xfce
ii  thunar                        0.8.0-6    File Manager for Xfce
ii  xfce4-icon-theme              4.4.1-1    Xfce Standard icon theme
ii  xfce4-mcs-plugins             4.4.1-1    Special modules for the xfce4-mcs-
ii  xfce4-panel                   4.4.1-1    The Xfce4 desktop environment pane
ii  xfce4-session                 4.4.1-1    Xfce4 Session Manager
ii  xfce4-utils                   4.4.1-1    Various tools for Xfce
ii  xfdesktop4                    4.4.1-5    Provides desktop background and ro
ii  xfwm4                         4.4.1-2+b1 window manager of the Xfce project
ii  xfwm4-themes                  4.4.1-1    Theme files for xfwm4

Versions of packages xfce4 recommends:
ii  desktop-base                  4.0.3      common files for the Debian Deskto
pn  orage                         <none>     (no description available)
ii  xfce4-mixer                   4.4.1-3    Xfce4 Mixer frontend
ii  xfce4-terminal                0.2.6-3    Xfce terminal emulator
ii  xfmedia                       0.9.1-6+b1 Xfce media player
pn  xfprint4                      <none>     (no description available)

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