Debian Bug report logs - #383884
w3m: [console + gpm] Mouse only works when prompt is active

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Package: w3m; Maintainer for w3m is Tatsuya Kinoshita <tats@debian.org>; Source for w3m is src:w3m.

Reported by: Marc-Jano Knopp <pub_br_debian.org@marc-jano.de>

Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 13:33:06 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version w3m/0.5.1-5

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Fumitoshi UKAI <ukai@debian.or.jp>:
Bug#383884; Package w3m. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Marc-Jano Knopp <pub_br_debian.org@marc-jano.de>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: w3m: [console + gpm] Mouse only works when prompt is active
Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 15:09:54 +0200
Package: w3m
Version: 0.5.1-5
Severity: normal

On the linux VGA 80x25 textmode console (no graphical framebuffer), the
mouse only works as expected when a prompt is active.

Details:

* Start "w3m -config /dev/null www.debian.org" (just as example)
  There is no mouse cursor visible, and w3m doesn't react to any
  mouse movement or clicking. When holding down a modifier key
  (shift, alt, ctrl, ...), the mouse cursor is visible, and the mouse
  is in the normal copy-and-paste mode, which would be the default
  behavior on the console.

* Hit 'U' to enter a URL or '#' to read a shell command or probably
  just any other command that makes w3m prompt.

  Now the mouse works as expected; you can scroll around and
  double-click links. Note that if you tried to scroll and double-click
  links before a prompt was active, all these actions are processed
  "belatedly" as soon as a prompt appears.

* Hitting Ctrl-G to "close" the prompt makes the mouse seemingly
  unavailable again.

This only happens on the console with gpm; in an xterm, everything
works fine. The behavior is not related to the visited site.

As (at least at a first glance), gpm seems to work with e.g. jed, I
presume that this bug belongs to w3m (or maybe ncurses, since jed
uses only libslang).


-- 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 2.6.16-2-686
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=de_DE@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)

Versions of packages w3m depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.3.6-15   GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgc1c2                      1:6.7-2    conservative garbage collector for
ii  libgpmg1                      1.19.6-22  General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii  libncurses5                   5.5-2      Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libssl0.9.8                   0.9.8b-2   SSL shared libraries
ii  zlib1g                        1:1.2.3-13 compression library - runtime

Versions of packages w3m recommends:
ii  ca-certificates               20050804   Common CA Certificates PEM files

-- no debconf information



Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Fumitoshi UKAI <ukai@debian.or.jp>:
Bug#383884; Package w3m. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Marc-Jano Knopp <pub_br_debian.org@marc-jano.de>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Fumitoshi UKAI <ukai@debian.or.jp>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 383884@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Marc-Jano Knopp <pub_br_debian.org@marc-jano.de>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <383884@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: w3m: Pressing 'm' (Toggle activity of mouse (MOUSE_TOGGLE)) doesn't help
Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 16:43:22 +0200
Package: w3m
Version: 0.5.1-5
Followup-For: Bug #383884

Pressing the key 'm' (Toggle activity of mouse (MOUSE_TOGGLE)) doesn't
change anything regarding this bug. The mouse still doesn't work when
there's no prompt.

{ The following section "System Information" is actually redundant, but
  I didn't dare to delete it. Tell me if I can do so in the future. }

-- 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 2.6.16-2-686
Locale: LANG=de_DE, LC_CTYPE=de_DE@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)

Versions of packages w3m depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.3.6-15   GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgc1c2                      1:6.7-2    conservative garbage collector for
ii  libgpmg1                      1.19.6-22  General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii  libncurses5                   5.5-2      Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libssl0.9.8                   0.9.8b-2   SSL shared libraries
ii  zlib1g                        1:1.2.3-13 compression library - runtime

Versions of packages w3m recommends:
ii  ca-certificates               20050804   Common CA Certificates PEM files

-- no debconf information



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Bug#383884; Package w3m. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Thomas Dickey <dickey@radix.net>:
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From: Thomas Dickey <dickey@radix.net>
To: Marc-Jano Knopp <pub_br_debian.org@marc-jano.de>, 383884@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#383884: w3m: [console + gpm] Mouse only works when prompt is active
Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 11:05:11 -0400
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On Sun, Aug 20, 2006 at 03:40:07PM +0200, Marc-Jano Knopp wrote:
> Package: w3m
> Version: 0.5.1-5
> Severity: normal
...
> As (at least at a first glance), gpm seems to work with e.g. jed, I
> presume that this bug belongs to w3m (or maybe ncurses, since jed
> uses only libslang).

It belongs to w3m.

Although it's linked with ncurses, w3m uses only the termcap interface provided
by ncurses (there's no mouse in there).

w3m doesn't use any of the other interfaces which would enable the mouse.  (As
a matter of fact, w3m misuses several of the ncurses interface symbols for no
particularly good reason - but that's outside the scope of this bug report).

-- 
Thomas E. Dickey
http://invisible-island.net
ftp://invisible-island.net
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Bug archived. Request was from Debbugs Internal Request <owner@bugs.debian.org> to internal_control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 09 Sep 2008 07:31:56 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug unarchived. Request was from Marc-Jano Knopp <pub_br_debian.org@marc-jano.de> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 06 Oct 2008 09:30:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug reopened, originator not changed. Request was from Marc-Jano Knopp <pub_br_debian.org@marc-jano.de> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 06 Oct 2008 09:30:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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