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Bug 95426 - glabels no longer lets to enter text into labels
Summary: glabels no longer lets to enter text into labels
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Leonardo Boshell (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-06-08 00:57 UTC by Paul Oldham
Modified: 2006-12-03 02:18 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Package list:
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Description Paul Oldham 2005-06-08 00:57:14 UTC
When you add a text object to a label the new text object appears with the word 
"Text" in it. The usual object properties controls appears on the right ... and 
then these disappear again. I can find no way of getting them back.

I have tried re-emergeing glabels on the off chance but it makes no difference.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
See above.

Portage (default-linux/x86/2005.0, gcc-3.3.5-20050130, glibc-2.3.4.
20041102-r1, 2.4.22-gentoo-r2 i686)
System uname: 2.4.22-gentoo-r2 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1800+
Gentoo Base System version 1.4.16
Python:              dev-lang/python-2.2.3-r5,dev-lang/python-2.3.5 [2.3.5 (#1, 
May  4 2005, 17:45:11)]
distcc 2.16 i686-pc-linux-gnu (protocols 1 and 2) (default port 3632) [disabled]
dev-lang/python:     2.2.3-r5, 2.3.5
sys-apps/sandbox:    [Not Present]
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.59-r6
sys-devel/automake:  1.5, 1.6.3, 1.9.5, 1.7.9-r1, 1.4_p6, 1.8.5-r3
sys-devel/libtool:   1.5.16
virtual/os-headers:  2.4.19-r1,
CFLAGS="-O3 -march=i686 -funroll-loops -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/kde/2/share/config /usr/kde/3.1/share/config /usr/kde/
3.2/share/config /usr/kde/3.3/env /usr/kde/3.3/share/config /usr/kde/3.3/
shutdown /usr/kde/3/share/config /usr/lib/X11/xkb /usr/lib/mozilla/defaults/pref 
/usr/share/config /var/qmail/control"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/terminfo /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-O3 -march=i686 -funroll-loops -pipe"
FEATURES="autoaddcvs autoconfig ccache distlocks sandbox sfperms strict"
USE="x86 X adns alsa apm arts avi berkdb bitmap-fonts bonobo cdr crypt cups curl 
emboss encode esd fam flac foomaticdb fortran gdbm gif gnome gphoto2 gpm 
gstreamer gtk gtk2 gtkhtml guile imagemagick imlib ipv6 java jpeg junit kde ldap 
libg++ libwww mad mikmod motif mozilla mp3 mpeg ncurses nls ogg oggvorbis opengl 
oss pam pda pdflib perl png postgres python qt quicktime readline samba sdl 
slang speex spell ssl svga tcpd tiff truetype truetype-fonts type1-fonts vorbis 
xine xml xml2 xmms xv zlib userland_GNU kernel_linux elibc_glibc"
Comment 1 Leonardo Boshell (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-06-08 08:16:45 UTC
I can't reproduce this.

Please be more specific.
What version of gLabels?
What do you mean by "then these disappear again"?
What properties exactly and how do they disappear?
Why "again"?

Please describe a series of steps that consistently replicate the problem so we
can study it.
Comment 2 Paul Oldham 2005-06-08 08:47:11 UTC
> What version of gLabels?

Latest i.e. 2.0.2

> What do you mean by "then these disappear again"?

They appear for a fraction of a second. Then they disappear.

> What properties exactly 

The usual tabbed boxes you get on the right for a text object "Text", "Style" 

> and how do they disappear?

Replaced by the gray frame background, as if they had never been there at all.

> Why "again"?

Just a figure of speech. They disappear. End of story. Ignore the "again".

> Please describe a series of steps that consistently replicate the problem so
> we can study it.

Which part of "Reproducible: Always" wasn't clear? It always happens.

However I have discovered something interesting which may give you a clue. I'm 
running Gentoo on this desktop PC. I also have a laptop running SuSE. If I log 
into the desktop PC from my laptop and run it on the PC using the X server on 
the laptop for the display it works fine.

I don't really understand the interaction between X apps and the underlying 
window manager but is it possible that this version glabels isn't compatible 
with the latest GTK stuff I saw come over in a recent 'emerge -u world' but is 
with the older version (which I'll still have on that SuSE laptop)?
Comment 3 Paul Oldham 2005-06-08 09:03:34 UTC
Aha. I think I can tell you how to re-produce it. I bet you're using Gnome. Try 
using KDE 3.3.2. I've just discovered that it works fine for me under Gnome. It 
only exhibits this behaviour under KDE.
Comment 4 Leonardo Boshell (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-06-08 09:52:26 UTC
It looks as if the problem may be related to your X client on the desktop, and
not related to gLabels at all. Do other programs show strange behaviour like
this one? Are you using any special X extensions on the desktop machine?

Also, could you post a screenshot so we can have a better idea of the problem?
Comment 5 Paul Oldham 2005-06-08 12:21:56 UTC
> Do other programs show strange behaviour like this one?

Not that I've noticed. I don't use that many programs from the Gnome side of the 
fence but I've checked Gnumeric and that looks fine as does GRadio. Everything 
else I use: Thunderbird, Firefox, Xemacs, GnuCash, the GIMP, Opera, Wine are all 
working fine. And if I've not already said so glabels did work on this PC until 
very recently. I've used it without problems in the last couple of weeks.

> Are you using any special X extensions on the desktop machine?

No, it's an out of the box KDE system as far as I'm aware.

> Also, could you post a screenshot so we can have a better idea of the problem?

Sure. See - this is how it looks just 
after I've put a text object on the label and the properties controls on the 
right have appeared and then disappeared.
Comment 6 Leonardo Boshell (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-06-27 09:50:31 UTC
For reference, this probably is the same bug as this:

I can reproduce the problem now following the steps mentioned there. However,
it's not clear how to fix it or where to look exactly for this, so waiting for
an upstream fix or more information.
Comment 7 Paul Oldham 2005-06-27 09:53:56 UTC
I agree. This does at least provide a temporary "fix" - re-size the glabels 
window first to make it larger, then add a text object and it works fine. It's a 
bodge but it's better that nothing.
Comment 8 Rémi Cardona gentoo-dev 2006-12-03 02:08:24 UTC

Is this bug still an issue with current stable or unstable versions of glabel? If you still encounter this bug, please don't hesitate to reopen this bug with updated emerge --info and version info.

Comment 9 Paul Oldham 2006-12-03 02:18:07 UTC
I've checked and 2.04 (the current stables version) doesn't exhibit this behaviour so I've marked this bug closed.