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Re: X-selection bug - "Timed out waiting for property-notify event"


From: David Sitsky
Subject: Re: X-selection bug - "Timed out waiting for property-notify event"
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 18:42:51 +1000

On Monday 01 October 2001 17:52, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > From: David Sitsky <address@hidden>
> > Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 09:13:19 +1000
> >
> > I have noticed a selection X-related bug in emacs, which seems to
> > effect the current version 20.7.29, and the version supplied with
> > RedHat 6.2.  I am currently running Linux 2.4.2 on an x86 system,
> > under Redhat 7.1.
> >
> > The problem is reproduced as follows.  Start up a new emacs in an X
> > window.  Do a M-x shell.  Type "du -a /".  Wait for the output to go
> > to roughtly ~30,000 lines to get enough output.  Then ^C the du
> > process.  Mark from the end of the output, go to the start of buffer,
> > and either wipe or copy the buffer (C-w or M-w).  Emacs will "hang"
> > for 20 seconds, and then report "Timed out waiting for property-notify
> > event".  Emacs usually behaves badly after that.
>
> This is due to a bug in the KDE applet called `klipper'.  Kill that
> application, and the problem will probably go away.

Yep - that did the trick alright.  Thanks.

Cheers,
David




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