Keys are interpreted several times
Anders Melchiorsen <postmaster <at> anders.d218-02.nospam.kalibalik.dk>
2002-08-06 14:19:12 GMT
I have bound many commands to keys, like this
(bind-keys global-keymap "F10" '(system "xterm&"))
and it works as expected most of the time. But once in a while, the
command will be executed several (three, actually) times and I end up
with too many instances of the application. At other times, the
command is not executed at all.
It seems to be timing related in that the problem manifests itself
mainly when the machine is busy - I am currently running cdparanoia a
lot and this has caused the problem to get much more severe than in
This problem is observed on a Mandrake 8.1 upgraded somewhat towards
8.2. The Sawfish version is claimed to be 1.0, I do not know if
Mandrake apply custom patches.
I have tried everything I could think of, and the problem will just
not go away. I even tried trimming ~/.sawfish/ to just an rc file with
the above bind-keys statement.
Is this a known problem, and is there a known cure? I have been unable
to find this mentioned anywhere - but then again, I was also unable to
search the list archive.
My next step is probably to either compile Sawfish from scrath, to
re-install with Mandrake 9.0 beta, or to find a new window manager.