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Re: [Bug-gnubg] bug freezing ubuntu system

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] bug freezing ubuntu system
Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2013 00:21:10 -0700
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Jann Scheuer <address@hidden> writes:

> Dear gnu backgammon people!

> Thanks for a truly magnificent program; it has been a yearlong learning
> experience for me playing it.

> I think there is a bug in the present version for Ubuntu. When I click a
> move in the analysis window after finishing a game my system freezes
> totally. (A very newly installed and totally upgraded Ubuntu
> 12.04). Moving between moves in the analysis window may be done with
> arrows in top of window, but it doesn't work well and it's very
> tiresome.

This is a known issue that appears to be due to the scrollbar handling in
recent Ubuntu.  There is some discussion at:


The best solution is to rebuild with a compile-time option that disables
overlay scrollbars entirely, but you should be able to get it to work by
setting an environment variable.

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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