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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: X-selection bug - "Timed out waiting for property-notify event"
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 09:52:59 +0200

> 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.

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