Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Wed Jun 23 15:24:38 PDT 2010

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 12:28:10PM +0200, walter harms wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> The first think that comes to my mind is to check if the events are "real".
> Did you check with xev and see the keypress events ?
> [ to see if its a general kbd problem or not ]
> Do other WM have the same problem ? (twm ?)
> [ perhaps an other programm grabs the events ]
> When you use other key combinations in your mwmrc do they work ?
> [  something odd in mwm ]
> did you report to ubuntu-bug-ml ?
> [ they should know that they broke something ]
> re,
>  wh

problem is caused by a wrong event delivery of ButtonPresses when a passive
grab activates. Seems like I misread the spec and what the server does now
is different to what it used to do before MPX/XI2. Definitely a server bug.
> Peter A. Buhr schrieb:
> > I have been using mwm for over 20 years. I just installed Ubuntu 10.4 on my
> > laptop and now when I press Alt-button1 in a window (versus frame) to raise
> > the window (defined in my .mwmrc file), mwm locks up and only allows input into
> > the window where I performed the Alt-button1. (It also fails for Alt-button2
> > and Alt-button3, which are defined to do other actions.) I have to kill mwm and
> > restart it to make it work again. I have no problems on Ubuntu 8.4 and 9.10. Is
> > anyone else having this problem? Can anyone suggest what's going wrong? I've
> > tried everything to make it work, including building and installing the latest
> > and older versions of open-motif. I really don't want to switch window
> > managers, as I love the simplicity of mwm. HELP!!!

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