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Old 12-28-2007, 03:45 PM   #1
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Can't Click Menus Open in Current ("Resolved")


I just upgraded to Current and am not able to open X menus with a mouse click, only by keyboard shortcuts. Once the drop-down menu is visible it does respond to mouse clicks. I am baffled.

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Old 12-28-2007, 04:11 PM   #2
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Which desktop environment/window manager? Have you tried changing mouse sections in xorg.conf? (Maybe post the section here).
 
Old 12-28-2007, 04:59 PM   #3
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Window Maker and TWM, same result, as root or normal user, trackpad or USB mouse. xorg.conf has not been changed. I'm going to run the setup program and see if that'll fix whatever has been broken. Very strange.
 
Old 12-28-2007, 05:26 PM   #4
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Can't say that ever come across that problem yet, but I've been using flux and kde. Sounds like something is taking away focus and stopping mouse clicks. I did had some problems using xv to set background a long time back. Might also worth be looking at what programs are auto-starting. Maybe turn off bg image too.
 
Old 12-28-2007, 08:06 PM   #5
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Well, I went through the setup program, it didn't fix the problem. What's odd is that once a menu is opened from the keyboard then the menu items can be controlled by the mouse. Aah, just discovered something else. In Firefox I can control the address bar's drop-down menu. But that's all. I wonder if the upgrade left out some xorg packages.
 
Old 12-28-2007, 08:11 PM   #6
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maybe. I'm kind of wondering about mouse button setup. You dont get a menu opening by pressing other mouse buttons? I know that specifying wrong number can give errors...
 
Old 12-28-2007, 08:51 PM   #7
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I get the Window Maker menus using the center and right buttons of both the mouse and trackpad but not the context menus in Firefox and Thunderbird. I can also click the toolbar icons, it's just the top menu items (File, Edit, etc.) that are not responding. Could it be some kind of crazy permissions issue? Oh, and I did reinstall everything, no luck.

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Old 12-28-2007, 08:59 PM   #8
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OK, I've narrowed it down. It turns out it's only the Mozilla apps that aren't responding. Anyone care to speculate?
 
Old 12-28-2007, 09:17 PM   #9
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Try running firefox or whichever mozilla app doesnt work from a console, click and check for error messages.
 
Old 12-28-2007, 09:52 PM   #10
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From xterm the apps open without error; from the non-x terminal "GTK error: cannot open display." I'm just going to reinstall everything, it'll be easier. Thanks for your help.
 
Old 12-29-2007, 01:29 AM   #11
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No need for reinstall so quickly. Try:
Code:
xhost +localhost
export DISPLAY=:0.0
BTW, what's in your blacklist file if you use any update manager?

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Old 12-29-2007, 08:25 PM   #12
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I reinstalled before I had a chance to try the last suggestion.
 
  


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