fact-finding: problems after recent Xorg upgrade

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Sat Mar 19 18:22:11 UTC 2011

On Sat, 19 Mar 2011, Robert Huff wrote:

> 	I know this about x11@; I am looking to answer "is it just me?"
> before I talk to them.
> 	System:
> FreeBSD 9.0-CURRENT #0: Sat Oct 23 08:15:53 EDT 2010 amd64
> xorg-7.5.1
> fvwm-2.5.31
> <xorg.conf is appended>
> 	Since the upgrade to xorg-7.5.1, I have had issues with
> ... focus, for lack of a better diagnosis.
> 	Before, as I move the 3x3 desktop focus followed the mouse.  If
> I switched panels and the mouse ended over a window, that window
> (except in rare case) acquired focus.
> 	No longer.  The odds of transfering focus are maybe 1 in 4.
> Sometimes even the window manager supplied window frame loses focus
> while I'm inside the window.
> 	This can often be fixed by clicking on something the old window
> that changes the contents - e.g. a menu-bar button in a browser.
> For things without clickables, like xterm, often the only solution
> is to exit the window/program and restart.
> 	Has anyone else seen this behavior, or have insight into what
> might be going on?  I'm willing to accept I've failed to recompile
> something, or missed a config file setting; I just want things to
> work.

May be due to fvwm.  As far as your xorg.conf, "HandleSpecialKeys"
"always", "DontZoom" "true", and "AllowMouseOpenFail" "true" should not 
be necessary.  It's worth testing without them.

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