[e-users] E 0.23.5 -> 0.25.1-1 upgrade aftermath

Marc MERLIN marc_e17 at merlins.org
Mon Jan 31 19:50:58 GMT 2022

On Sun, Jan 30, 2022 at 07:19:03PM -0800, Marc MERLIN wrote:
> +Ross, debian maintainer since I'm using his package
Hi Ross,

Raster got back to me, and said that the problem I'm having is indeed a
bug in Xorg that is triggered by E.

I quote
"ok - that vt thing is an xorg bug. e has a feature now to do sipe
gestures. to do that it opens up /dev/input/* devices etc. - and this
seems to totally screw xorg up for some side-effect reason. git master e
has an option to turn this off now. vt switching is ENTIRELY handled by xorg. not
e. the xorgh server does all of this internally and the wm (e) is not
involved. it doesn't even know a switch is happening and it can't do
anything about it. vt switches in linux are totally voluntary userspace
things not enforced by the kernel."

When you get a chance, could you update the debian package to a
newer git version to pick up this fix?
(it's not critical for me, I can wait for a while)

> 6) then I still have xkbcomp ~/xkb-keymap :0 broken (that broke in 0.24,
> there is another thread on that). I need this fixed somehow, or I can't
> write my own language anymore, which is a bit of a problem (and why I
> reverted to 0.23 last time).

As per the other thread I sent an update to, the fix for that is:
Settings/Keyboard Settings/Do not paply any keyboard settings ever

"A mouse is a device used to point at the xterm you want to type in" - A.S.R.
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