KDE4 and input events stalled
sam at freebsd.org
Mon Apr 6 15:36:30 PDT 2009
Tim Kientzle wrote:
> Running -CURRENT r190666 and finally got KDE4
> to run (by running dbus and hald), but the mouse
> and keyboard input are very wonky. USB mouse
> and keyboard, of course.
> For example, if I click on a button almost
> anywhere in the KDE interface (including
> - Button down
> - See button depress
> - Button up
> - ?? nothing happens ??
> - Move mouse
> - Button up, event occurs
> I occasionally see this with keyboard input
> as well; keys don't appear until I move or
> click the mouse. This is less consistent,
> I haven't seen any evidence that events
> are actually getting lost; they're just
> getting held up somewhere.
> The net effect is very interesting; the
> whole interface felt incredibly sluggish until
> I learned to keep moving the mouse. Then
> it wasn't so bad.
> P.S. KDE4 is very pretty; I could get used to this.
I installed KDE4 on one laptop and it seemed to work ok w/ both the
touchpad and a usb mouse. This is using hald+dbus.
Note I run the laptop very infrequently and it's not been updated for a
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