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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at corsac.net
Fri Nov 2 17:05:23 UTC 2007

On Fri, Nov 02, 2007 at 04:39:05PM +0000, Andreas Tille wrote:
> Package: xfce4
> Version: 4.4.1
> Severity: important
> Hi,
> 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
>    http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2007/11/msg00045.html
> 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.

> ii  xfwm4                         4.4.1-2+b1 window manager of the Xfce project

This reminds me of something. xfwm4 4.4.1 is known do deadlock with gtk 2.12.
IIRC it has not transitionned yet to testing, but would you have installed it
from another source, or something like that?

If you have gtk 2.12, you'll need xfwm4 4.4.1-3 at least. (pick the one from
unstable if possible).

Yves-Alexis Perez

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