buggnubg - Bugs: bug #34864, cannot use the mouse anymore


bug #34864: cannot use the mouse anymore

Submitter:  orlowski <jo6>
Submitted:  Sat 19 Nov 2011 01:32:27 PM UTC
Originator Name:  orlowski Item Group:  * Other bug
Category:  * Graphical User Interface Release:  * 0.90-devel
Privacy:  Public Operating System:  * Linux
Severity:  4 - Important Open/Closed:  Closed
Assigned to:  mdpetch Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Please Upgrade
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Mon 14 May 2012 11:35:21 PM UTC, comment #2: 

The Debian team has now updated GNUBG, and applied a fix to work around this issue on future releases of Ubuntu. Ubuntu's next release 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" uses the newer version. The earlier suggestion in this bug report has been known to work around it on older Ubuntu distros.

More information on this bug can also be found in Ubuntu's bug tracking system: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnubg/+bug/932455

Michael Petch <mdpetch>
Project Administrator
Wed 15 Feb 2012 09:40:29 AM UTC, comment #1: 

For some reason the overlay scrollbars under Ubuntu 11.10 do not work with GNUBG for some yet unknown reason.

If you want to turn overlay scrollbars off for just GNUBG so that
launching from the menu works then do this from a command terminal:

sudo nano /usr/share/applications/gnubg.desktop

Modify the line that starts with Exec= and replace it with this new one:

Exec=env LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0 gnubg -w

This should allow GNUBG to run properly, and you will notice the
scrollbars appear normally.

Michael Petch <mdpetch>
Project Administrator
Sat 19 Nov 2011 01:32:27 PM UTC, original submission:  

after analyzing a match, you can make about 4 more mouse-clicks, but then you cannot use the mouse anymore. you have to kill gnubg before you can use the mouse again.

OS: ubuntu 11.10, installed with ubuntu software center.

100% reproducible.

orlowski <jo6>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2012-05-14 mdpetch Open/ClosedOpen Closed
        Assigned toNone mdpetch
        StatusConfirmed Please Upgrade
    2012-01-02 plm CategoryOther Graphical User Interface
        OS Type64Bit Any
        Severity3 - Normal 4 - Important
        StatusNone Confirmed
    2011-11-19 jo6 Attached File- Added Screenshot at 2011-11-19 13:55:11_mice.png, #24397

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