#171 Keyboard doesn't respond, no cursor

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When starting nedit over a remote X session, it comes
up nicely, displays the source file, and the menu is
responsive. However, the keyboard does not respond in
the Nedit editor window (it does respond to menu
shortcuts). Also, no cursor is displayed in the nedit

I do have the proper permissions to edit the file. The
same happens if I don't start with a source file on the
command line.

In the terminal from which nedit is started, I get
errors similar to this one, a few screens full, and
varying in the functions they describe:

String to TranslationTable conversion encountered errors
translation table syntax error: Unknown keysym name:
... found while parsing ':<Key>osfSelect:
String to TranslationTable conversion encountered errors
translation table syntax error: Unknown keysym name:
... found while parsing ':<Key>osfActivate:


I am running Redhat 7.2 on the machine which runs
nedit, and am displaying nedit on a machine running
SuSE 8.0. It is not possible for me to try running
nedit on the Redhat machine as it does not have an X
server installed.

The output of version:

NEdit 5.3RC1
Mar 19, 2002

Built on: Linux, x86, GNU C
Built at: Mar 30 2002, 13:21:52
With Motif: 2001 [@(#)Motif Version 2.1.30]
Running Motif: 2001
Server: The XFree86 Project, Inc 40200000


  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    SuSE 8.0 comes with NEdit 5.2. Just out of curiosity, what
    happens, when you run it?

  • Eddy De Greef

    Eddy De Greef - 2002-06-03

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    Can you try the following:

    nedit -xrm nedit.overrideDefaultVirtualKeyBindings:always

    and see whether it makes any difference ?

    Also, can you upload the output of the following command:

    xprop -root | grep _MOTIF_DEFAULT_BINDINGS


  • Gabriel Emerson

    Gabriel Emerson - 2002-10-28

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    I did try that, and it made no difference. Soon after, I
    installed a different unix flavor, and have not attempted to
    use nedit since.

  • Thorsten Haude

    Thorsten Haude - 2002-10-28

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    gbryal, did you try NEdit 5.2 or the key binding resource?

    I use NEdit within an environment set by another
    application. In this environment I get screenfuls of similar
    errors. To fix this, I remove an environment variable:
    unset XKEYSYMDB

    Maybe that helps.

  • Eddy De Greef

    Eddy De Greef - 2003-04-10

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    No response. Closed.

  • Eddy De Greef

    Eddy De Greef - 2003-04-10
    • status: open --> closed

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