Keyboard stops functioning

Shlomi Fish shlomif at shlomifish.org
Sun Sep 16 09:46:35 EDT 2012


Hi nospam,

On Sun, 16 Sep 2012 09:08:44 -0400
nospam2009archive <nospam2009archive at videotron.ca> wrote:

> On 09/16/2012 08:51 AM, Shlomi Fish wrote:
> > Hi nospam2009archive,
> >
> > On Sun, 16 Sep 2012 08:40:45 -0400
> > nospam2009archive <nospam2009archive at videotron.ca> wrote:
> >
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> I am running Fedora 17 XFCE. The keyboard suddenly stops
> >> functioning in pidgin. I found one workaround cited on google
> >> whereby one chooses input method and reselects "system ( simple ).
> >> This works for entry boxes used to send messages, but I noticed
> >> that when I try to create a new status, the keyboard still does
> >> not function. I skipped the latest fedora 17 prebuild and compiled
> >> directly from source. Still no change. Is there a solution?
> >>
> > See this bug:
> >
> > http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/15220
> >
> > I reported it and it seems that upgrade to gtk+2.0 2.24.12 fixes
> > it. Other gtk+2.0 programs, such as claws-mail were also influenced
> > by it.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > 	Shlomi Fish
> >
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Thanks for the quick reply. I believe I have the latest version
> possible:
> 
> "Package gtk2-2.24.11-1.fc17.x86_64 already installed and latest
> version"
> 
> Go easy on me if I am wrong, because I am not the most savvy linux
> user out there.

This may be the latest version available for Fedora 17, but there is a later
version of gtk2-2.24.12  available in the gtk2 upstream. The bug appears to
have been fixed between 2.24.11 and 2.24.12 , so you will need to upgrade.
You can try building the latest version from the Fedora RawHide repository.

Regards,

	Shlomi Fish

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