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

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Fri Oct 26 02:12:49 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:

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