Re: Motif 1.2.2 lock up problems.

Alexander G. Smith (
Thu, 3 Feb 1994 14:48:35 --100

> From Wed Feb 2 21:00 EST 1994
> From:
> Date: Wed, 2 Feb 94 20:49:40 EST
> Original-From: hotsand!ellson (John Ellson)
> To:
> Subject: Motif 1.2.2 lock up problems.
> I'm not sure that this is specifically a Mosaic problem as I've seen
> similar symptoms in other applications, but I'm hoping that
> someone here might know how to fix it in Mosaic.
> This problem occurs under Openwindows 3, SunOS4.1.3, and only with
> Motif 1.2.2, not with Motif 1.1. X11R4 or X11R5 makes no difference.
> The problem occurs if you open a menu item, e.g. File -> Open Local,
> and quickly click on the "File" item in the menu bar before the
> sub window has opened. (I think other menu related sequences cause
> the lockup too but I can do this one repeatably). The result is that
> Openwindows locks up. The mouse is still live but you can't select
> anything, and the mouse pointer points NE instead of its usual NW.
> Does anybody know how to fix this?

Just press the Return key.

We have noticed this problem in various guises on any number of Motif 1.2
applications (including those we develop here).

Anyone know where the cause lies?

> John