[lazarus] Lazarus freezes XFree86

Michal Bukovjan bukovjan at mbox.dkm.cz
Mon Oct 14 14:11:31 EDT 2002

Mattias Gaertner wrote:
> Hi,
> I just tried lazarus on redhat 8.0 and ran into a newbie trap.
> Hints can freeze your XFree86.
> If you encounter such freezes then plz deactivate all hints in the IDE:
> Editor Options -> General -> Show Scroll Hint
> Editor Options -> CodeTools -> Tooltip symbol Tools
> Environment Options -> Form editor -> Miscellaneous -> Show component captions
> Environment Options -> Form editor -> Miscellaneous -> Show editor hints
> Environment Options -> Desktop -> Hints for component palette
> Environment Options -> Desktop -> Hints for main speed buttons
> The last two are sometimes hidden, so plz enlarge the dialog.
I ran into the same issue when I tried to simplify the 
showing/hiding/visibility/positioning logic (make it simpler and more 
Kylix way).

All was well and working, except that I noticed that when the same hint 
window is showing for *second* time, it will seemingly freeze Lazarus - 
you must be then quick to switch to a text console and kill Lazarus to 
save your X session and a potentional reboot. If you are not quick 
enough, it will freeze your X.

My guess it is a result of IMHO somewhat complicated visibility handling.

After many hours looking at it, I decided to scrap my changes and leave 
it as it is :-(

If you manage to solve this, let us know! I just could not find the 
error :-(


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