Re: [dwm] dwm stealing input

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 08:03:46 +0200

On Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 02:13:52PM +0930, Stephen Caraher wrote:
> On 16:35, Wed 25 Oct 06, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> > Since you get no KeyPress events, I suspect there is something broken. Check
> > if it works without your .Xmodmap.
> It doesn't work, with or without the .Xmodmap. Other WMs deal with the .Xmodmap
> fine. Dwm/wmii used to as well.
> Just to check, I compiled and installed the latest hg pull of dwm, but using it
> didn't solve the problem.
> More diagnostic info: in firefox after I click on a menu, the arrow keys work to
> navigate and the keyboard works to activate the menu items with underlined
> letters. Still, I can't input anything into text fields; all I get is the
> cursor flickering on keypress. Selected items in focused GTK programs change to
> the "selected but window unfocused" color on keypress.
> Such a pity, this strange problem preventing me from using my favorite WM. With
> no decent alternatives I'm forced to use screen on the console ;)

What you report sounds very strange, because I never noticed
such things. Anyway, show us your

(1) .xinitrc or .xsession
(2) .Xmodmap
(3) config.h

and the output of dwm -v and dmenu -v


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