[xmonad] Stuck inside a window - this happen to anyone else?
byorgey at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 11:51:54 EST 2007
On Dec 14, 2007 11:23 AM, Dougal Stanton <ithika at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is just a complete shot-in-the-dark bug report, to see if anyone
> else has experienced similar symptoms. I don't imply that the
> following problem has anything to do with xmonad, though it would seem
> the prime suspect.
> Earlier today I was working in Firefox with a bunch of other windows
> open on screen, a bunch of other workspaces populated too. FF was
> working fine, but everything I tried to do *outside* of the browser
> didn't work. I couldn't mouse over other windows to give them focus. I
> couldn't switch to other workspaces. I couldn't move the focussed
> window around with mod-shift-j/k or choose a new master.
> I couldn't mod-q to restart, though I managed to switch to another
> virtual terminal and back (ctrl-alt-Fn) so the keyboard seems to have
> been responsive. If I'd been thinking at the time I would have tried
> to open another window from within Firefox to see what it would do. In
> the end I killed xmonad from the other VT and it all worked out fine.
> Has this ever happened to you? And secondarily, is there a way to
> mod-q Xmonad through a kill sig? Does it recognise SIGHUP?
That sounds like something I've experienced. Firefox still responded to the
keyboard and mouse, right? Next time it happens, try opening another window
from within firefox -- when I've experienced this sort of thing, opening
another window has fixed the problem. Very strange, at any rate...
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