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lost all keyboard support
Submitted by audrey on Thursday, 5 March, 2009 - 18:12
jEdit 4.3pre12 java 1.5.0_14, Fedora 10

I suddenly cannot use my keyboard for anything inside jEdit. It was fine earlier today but I tabbed over to jEdit from another app and could not type. I then realised that the keyboard gave no response for anything. After some poking around, I finally simply restarted the machine. When I re-launched jEdit I found the same problem!

I'm guessing it's a Java bug, and not jEdit, but I'm really at a loss to troubleshoot this any further. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Or, any direction, for that matter.

I did let the system update yesterday although, as I said, it was working fine this morning so I can't see how that's the issue.
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Got this too on Ubuntu
by isparkes on Wed, 08/07/2009 - 09:41
I confirm that this is a really annoying problem on Ubuntu. I have heard on other lists that this is a Java problem (I also GOT something similar in Netbeans before, confirming that it was a Java specific problem, not a JEdit one).

I fixed it in the end by using OpenJDK instead of the Sun JDK. It appeared to fix the problems.
Please check the activity log
by elberry on Fri, 06/03/2009 - 23:51
Please check the activity log under your ~/.jedit directory.

You can tail this and see the key events coming in.

I've had this problem before, and later found out there was a modal window that had popped up somewhere off screen.

Check the log for errors, it could be there's something blocking the jEdit text window from receiving input.

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