[Ifeffit] Bug: Can't type into Athena on Linux

Bruce Ravel bravel at bnl.gov
Thu Aug 14 14:57:01 CDT 2008

On Thursday 14 August 2008 15:14:45 Gregory Merchan wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> We uncovered a bug that affects Athena and friends. When SCIM is running,
> Perl/Tk programs do not respond to keyboard events.
> These reports have more information:
> https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=77424
> https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=309794
> (Googled for those links. We were running an up-to-date Ubuntu.)
> This affected Horae 066 and I've not yet tested the latest release.
> Hope this helps,
> Greg
> P.S. - Now googling the symptoms should be useful. I don´t expect a fix,
> since the problem is upstream.


Very interesting!

I am sure that nothing will change in the 067, so users of SCIM or one
of the related products will see this same problem.  As you say, this
problem is considerably upstream of me.

The second link above points to a couple of solutions for anyone
affected by this.  The more useful solution would be to disable SCIM
for Perl/Tk applications.  The other solution seems to involve using
ActiveState's perl product for linux.  I have no experience with their
linux products, given that every linux distro under the sun comes with
a normal perl installation.


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