[Sugar-devel] Alt-tab key does not work in F14 and sugar-emulator #2300

Simon Schampijer simon at schampijer.de
Thu Oct 7 03:52:19 EDT 2010

Hi Sascha,

thanks for your comments.

On 10/06/2010 03:38 PM, Sascha Silbe wrote:
> Excerpts from Simon Schampijer's message of Wed Oct 06 15:21:29 +0200 2010:
>> I have been bumping into [1] [...]
> Just to avoid confusion: This has nothing to do with how you run Sugar
> (i.e. it will occur both with sugar-emulator and running Sugar as a
> "regular" desktop session). It is (according to Bernie - I didn't quite
> grok the code) a bug in some versions of Xorg and will appear on some
> distro versions, independent of how you installed Sugar (native distro
> packages or sugar-jhbuild).
> It's supposed to be fixed (haven't checked myself yet) in recent Xorg
> versions. Bernie has also written a patch that lets metacity work around
> the bug. With that patch applied, "metacity-message disable-keybindings"
> works fine again.

Bernie can you give some light on the issue in Xorg and where it has 
been fixed, if?

> ISTR somebody got in touch with the metacity maintainers to land the
> workaround, but don't know what got of it.
> To get the workaround (or an Xorg fix) into distros we will also need to
> report this bug to them. For Debian nobody did this so far and for Ubuntu
> there has been no follow-up from the reporter so the ticket is marked as
> Incomplete. [1]

Right, best would be of course to get the Xorg fix in distros. Bernie 
might have made the metacity workaround with a good reason, though. 
Let's see, I hope Bernie can point us to the Xorg issue.


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