A problem with recent Xorg, KDE apps and switching X/text

Pavel Troller patrol at sinus.cz
Fri Oct 26 03:12:09 PDT 2007

> On Fri, Oct 26, 2007 at 10:23:41AM +0200, Pavel Troller wrote:
> >   On my recent installation of Xorg (git master about Sep 30), I have a strange
> > problem with switching between X and Linux text consoles.
> >   The switching itself works well forth and back, but the problem is that after
> > switching back to X, some apps (especially KDE ones like konqueror, kopete or
> > kmail), if they have a focus, receive something like a "middle mouse button"
> > event, which obviously results in a clipboard contents being pasted under the
> > cursor, or, like in konqueror, if the clipboard contains a valid URL, immediate
> > loading of the URL to the main window. Other apps, even KDE ones, like konsole,
> > seem to be immune, they don't receive the event (although I can then press the
> > MMB and paste to them manually). I'm also unable to see anything like this in
> > xev, and I don't know any non-KDE app, which would do it. I'm using KDE 3.5.8,
> > build about a week old from SVN.
> >   Former X servers like 1.2, didn't make this. Because my usage pattern
> > contains very often switching between X and text, I'm finding it very annoying.
> >   If anybody has a clue, what is the cause of this problem and how to fix it,
> > it will be very appreciated.
> It's an evdev driver bug:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12630
> Cheers,
> Daniel
Hi Daniel,
  thank you for the hint, but I'm afraid that it's not my case, because I'm not
using evdev driver (I'm not even compiling it). I'm using standard keyboard
and mouse drivers. But maybe a similar bug is present in the mouse driver 
too... Will try to find something.
   With regards, Pavel Troller

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