Bug#344035: gnome-panel: Mouse gets into odd mode: [+ and can't click

Greg Kochanski gpk at kochanski.org
Mon Dec 19 15:07:10 UTC 2005

Package: gnome-panel
Version: 2.10.2-1
Severity: normal

Got a tetris icon by right-clicking on Tetris in the "Games" drawer
and attempted to move it into a different drawer that had been
added to the panel.

The mouse got into a weird mode where the buttons had no effect,
but the cursor was still following mouse motions.    The cursor
was a corner with a plus sign in it.

Ascii art approximation to the cursor is below:

|          |
|          |
|          |
|   ----------------
|          |
|          |
|          |

The computer did not respond to anything on the keyboard
short of ctrl-alt-backspace to kill X-windows.
The following line was in /var/log/syslog:
Dec 19 14:54:10 localhost gdm[5183]: gdm_slave_xioerror_handler: Fatal X error - Restarting :0
(but that may just record the X-shutdown and restart, so it may not
be important.)   There are no obviously useful error messages in
the X server log.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.12-1-686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)

Versions of packages gnome-panel depends on:
ii  gnome-about              2.10.2-1        The GNOME about box
ii  gnome-control-center     1:2.10.2-1      utilities to configure the GNOME d
ii  gnome-desktop-data       2.10.2-1        Common files for GNOME 2 desktop a
ii  gnome-menus              2.10.2-1        an implementation of the freedeskt
ii  gnome-panel-data         2.10.2-1        common files for GNOME 2 panel
ii  libart-2.0-2             2.3.17-1        Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0              1.10.3-1        The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0             2.10.1-1        Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0           2.10.1-1        The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                    2.3.5-8         GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libecal1.2-2             1.2.3-8         Client library for evolution calen
ii  libedataserver1.2-4      1.2.3-8         Utily library for evolution data s
ii  libgconf2-4              2.10.1-6        GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0              1:2.5.1-2       library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0             2.8.3-1         The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-desktop-2       2.10.2-1        Utility library for loading .deskt
ii  libgnome-menu0           2.10.2-1        an implementation of the freedeskt
ii  libgnome2-0              2.10.1-1        The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomeui-0             2.10.1-1        The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0           2.10.1-5        The GNOME virtual file-system libr
ii  libgtk2.0-0              2.6.10-1        The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  liborbit2                1:2.12.4-1      libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpanel-applet2-0       2.10.2-1        library for GNOME 2 panel applets
ii  libpango1.0-0            1.8.2-3         Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpopt0                 1.7-5           lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libwnck16                2.10.3-1        Window Navigator Construction Kit 
ii  libx11-6                 6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Window System protocol client li
ii  xlibs                    6.8.2.dfsg.1-11 X Window System client libraries m

Versions of packages gnome-panel recommends:
ii  gnome-applets                 2.10.1-5   Various applets for GNOME 2 panel 
ii  gnome-session                 2.10.0-8   The GNOME 2 Session Manager

-- no debconf information

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