[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#550533: Bug#550533: Reloading xmodmap freezes system with high load between xfwm4 and dbus

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sat Oct 10 21:36:53 UTC 2009

On sam, 2009-10-10 at 22:50 +0200, Robert wrote:
> Package: xfwm4
> Version: 4.6.1-1
> Severity: normal
> When loading a lot of keysymbols with xmodmap the system freezes for about 1 Minutes, with high CPU load on xfwm4 and dbus.
> This behaviour started occuring after upgrading xfce4 from 4.4 (stable) to 4.6 (testing), before loading a complete keymap took fractions of seconds.
> During the mere reload of the keymap the dbus-monitor records 41MB of DBUS-Messages generated from xfwm4.
> Reproduce:
> 1. Save your xmodmap (or take any other):  xmodmap -pke > xmap
> 2. Reload the settings: xmodmap xmap

I think messing with xmodmap is not a good idea when using libxklavier
(which xfce uses).

Basically, you're messing with the keymap behind Xorg's back, which
triggers a refresh loop in xfce settings

I don't exactly know what you're trying to do, but there may be a really
better way to do it.


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