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Offline manit123

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no keyboard input happening in program run via wine
« on: March 22, 2013, 07:50:08 AM »
I have managed to install wine scm then using setup of windows program , i could install program to ~/.wine/cdrive/somethingsomething
I ran the installed program using
command
wine <path-to-installed-exe>

It is just that no keyboard input happens in program window though mouse click works
In the beginning I got some message about gecko etc. which i could not understand & skipped.
What do you suggest ?

Offline Jason W

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Re: no keyboard input happening in program run via wine
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2013, 12:22:55 PM »
Wine.scm is at least somewhat broken, and I have no current plans to invest time on it.  I will leave it up for anyone who may want to test it further and find a fix or workaround.

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Re: no keyboard input happening in program run via wine
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2013, 02:09:34 PM »
in winecfg uncheck something  like
'allow window manager control. ..."

rgds

Offline althalus

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Re: no keyboard input happening in program run via wine
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2013, 02:16:04 PM »
In the beginning I got some message about gecko etc. which i could not understand & skipped.
What do you suggest ?
Probably not the cause of your problem, but in general, you really should let wine install gecko etc on first run. Skipping it CAN cause problems.

Also, have you checked if the program will run under wine? (What application is it?)

And taking Jason W's response into account, consider switch to wine.tcz. It works perfectly for everything I've tried it with.

Offline manit123

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Re: no keyboard input happening in program run via wine
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 07:19:08 AM »
wine.tcz is equally fine . Actually takes more space & works like scm .
Also once I minimize every window except 'windows xp' program then keyboard input in it works.
The problem I noticed in both of them is that if you use keyboard shortcut in window program then title bar of all windows go away . Then I killed X using ctrl+alt+backspace & ran startx from prompt to re-begin.
Here is attached screenshot.

Have you noticed ?
« Last Edit: March 28, 2013, 07:23:12 AM by manit123 »

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Re: no keyboard input happening in program run via wine
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2013, 07:43:51 AM »
Hi manit123
Actually, you didn't lose the title bar, you lost the whole window frame.

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Re: no keyboard input happening in program run via wine
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2013, 08:24:11 AM »
Likely wm crashed, check with ps or top if PID is present.
If so, possibly no need to restart X, but just to start wm again:
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wm-name &
"Software gets slower faster than hardware gets faster." Niklaus Wirth - A Plea for Lean Software (1995)

Offline manit123

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Re: no keyboard input happening in program run via wine
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2013, 06:44:28 AM »
thanks tinypoodle

Turns out flwm_topside was missing in 'ps' output .
Also I want to point out that wine.tcz takes more memory thans scm but picks up gecko application from correct location.