weird stuff

Richard Witt rich at
Mon Oct 13 07:35:05 EDT 2003

not sure if i should post this to the bugzilla or not. after rc3 i have
had a weird problem. This happnes on both my work box and my home box.
Both running gentooo, but compile openbox from the site and not from
portage. Now for the problem:
	Every now and then i just lose the keyboard and the ability to
click on a window with the mouse. the mouse will still move across the
screen but it never changes how it looks. The mouse is the "I" looking
shape like when you have your mouse over a terminal. I havent been able
to specifically reporoduce this at any given point. Usually the programs
running, the ones i almost always have running, are 2-4 rxvt and/or
xterm windows, irssi in a rxvt term, licq with the dock option, gaim,
gkrellm2, xmms, and either mozilla or mozillafirebird. At work add
mozillathunderbird to this list. I can go to another box and ssh in and
kill one of the apps like gaim/licq/mozilla* and i can temporarily get
control back but just a minute or two later it does the same thing. Also
any commands i sent via keyboard or mouse to the screen while it was
being nonresponsive then take affect. Clicking on the x for one of the
windows, if i have hit ctrl+alt+backspace or any other type command sent
to X or the window manager, it takes affect as soon as i kill one of the
	Its boggling me and i cant seem to "make" it happen. sometimes i
can go all day and others just maybe a few hours or not even that long
and it does it. I usually have to kill X or get out of it and then
restart my X session for it to stop for any amount of time. At first i
thought it had something to do with licq, but i stopped using it for a
while and it continued to do this. When this happens, none of my
programs themselves become unresponsive. my irssi window keeps scrolling
and if someone is sending me messages in gaim it keeps going also. I am
at a loss because i cant even get it to coredump and do a backtrace on
it. Any suggestions? I am loving ob3 since i started using it in alpha
stages, but if this continues i am goign to have to stop using it
because its very unproductive :( . 

Thanks for any help. 

Richard Witt
Monticello Technologies "Technology that Works"
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