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0000360graphvizDotty/Lneato/Leftypublic2004-03-21 09:092011-04-28 04:02
ReporterNicola Bellotto 
Assigned Toellson 
PlatformOSx86-Linux-RedHat 7.3OS Version
Summary0000360: Problem with popup windows in DOTTY

Trying to set an attribute, select "set attr" from the menu. In the popup
window, the text field doesn't accept input, instead all the characters
typed on the keyboard are redirected to the console window. This happens
with both KDE and GNOME, not with TWM. The same problem with the "save as"
Additional Information

{ek] wow, it's actually broken worse than the report indicates.
keyboard input doesn't work in any window and the window
manager refuses to highlight it when you move the mouse
inside the window.

I just built lefty with plain Xaw and it appears to work
fine. so there's either something weird in the way it
was built, or it was built on a machine with a bad Xaw.

[ellson] I could not reproduce problem 0000424 using lefty binaries from:
<CD> [^]
on a Redhat 7.3 system.

I also tried last night's snapshot binaries on both RH7.3 and on Fedora, no problems.

[ek] the graphviz-1.12-1.i386.rpm version did have the problem
when I tried it under KDE on my SuSE 9.0 system. when I
built my own version on that system, it worked.

[belush] I am using the pre-built RPMs on a Linux RedHat 7.3,
but I had the same
problem with the binaries 1.12 and 1.13 compiled using this configure's

./configure --with-tclsh=/usr/lib/tcl8.3

The problem is just with the input text fields, it seems it cannot get the
keyboard events (even lefty cannot accept input from the keyboard). I remind
you that I got the same problem with both KDE and GNOME, instead with the old
TWM it works correctly.

Below I include the \<A HREF=b404.txt\>information\</A\>
about the machine, the versions of dotty and
lefty, the shared libraries dependencies (of lefty) and the list of the
installed RPMs.

[ellson] I still have not been able to reproduce the problem with no focus in the input fields of pop-up windows in dotty.

Earlier I tried graphviz-1.12 on RH-7.3 and Fedora.

I made a few changes yesterday to improve detection of libXpm and libXaw, but I'm not convinced this
will change anything w.r.t this bug.

Today I tried last night's snapshot binaries (from [^] )
on RH7.3, RH9, and Fedora. Still no problem.

I checked the versions of Nicola's rpms for glibc and XFree86 and they match my RH9 system.
I checked Nicola's and Lefteris' ldd output and both matched my systems.

I tried changing the window preferences for mouse focus:
With sloppy focus, the focus is grabbed by the entry field as soon as the window is opened,
with click-to-focus I had to click in the entry field before typing, but either way it seemed to
work in a reasonable manner.

[belush] reading your comments, I also realized that lefty and dotty cannot get the
focus at all, the entire window. I tryed to activate the windows manually
with ALT+TAB, but no way. I was afraid it depended on some bad configuration
of my system, but other x-applications like xman and xfig work correctly.
TagsNo tags attached.
The X libraries have to be loaded in the correct order in certain cases:
-lXaw -lSM -lICE -lXpm -lXt -lXmu -lXext -lX11 -lm
with -lXaw before -lXt.
STATUS-COMMENTFixed (25 March 2004)
VERSION     1.12
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Date Modified Username Field Change
2011-04-28 04:02 user1 New Issue
2011-04-28 04:02 user1 Assigned To => user695

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