Bug#883014: poedit: Problems to use keyboard in Poedit textboxes, with Debian stable and KDE Plasma desktop

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Bug#883014: poedit: Problems to use keyboard in Poedit textboxes, with Debian stable and KDE Plasma desktop

Laura Arjona Reina-4
Package: poedit
Version: 1.8.11-3
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?

I'm using Debian 9 stable and KDE Plasma desktop (not sure if this is related, but maybe it's just that I'm missing a package).

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
     ineffective)?

I installed Poedit and tried to work with some PO files.

   * What was the outcome of this action?

I found out that I cannot properly use the keyboard for editing the translating texts, and also have some issues in other text boxes (e.g. in Edit > preferences, editing my name).
It seems that I can add text, but cursors and backspace don't work. This makes editing a pain and the program almost un-usable :(
I found out that if I press backspace, change focus to other window, and return to Poedit, the key worked. But pressing several times does not work, only one key at a time (changing focus and returning to poedit between keystroke and keystroke).


   * What outcome did you expect instead?

I invoked Poedit from the command line and was expecting some error message when having the issue, but it didn't show any message.
I've tried to change the GTK themes in my desktop systemsettings (from Breeze to Adwaita) but didn't change anything.
I've installed Poedit from testing in my stable machine and the problem persists.
I'm a bit clueless in how to diagnose this. I've searched the internet and upstream issue tracker and couldn't find anything related.

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-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.2
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=es_ES.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=es_ES.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE= (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages poedit depends on:
ii  gettext                   0.19.8.1-2
ii  libboost-iostreams1.62.0  1.62.0+dfsg-4
ii  libboost-system1.62.0     1.62.0+dfsg-4
ii  libc6                     2.24-11+deb9u1
ii  libcld2-0                 0.0.0-git20150806-5
ii  libcpprest2.9             2.9.1-1
ii  libdb5.3++                5.3.28-12+deb9u1
ii  libexpat1                 2.2.0-2+deb9u1
ii  libgcc1                   1:6.3.0-18
ii  libglib2.0-0              2.50.3-2
ii  libgtk2.0-0               2.24.31-2
ii  libgtkspell0              2.0.16-1.1
ii  libicu57                  57.1-6
ii  liblucene++0v5            3.0.7-8+b2
ii  libsecret-1-0             0.18.5-3.1
ii  libssl1.1                 1.1.0f-3+deb9u1
ii  libstdc++6                6.3.0-18
ii  libwxbase3.0-0v5          3.0.2+dfsg-4
ii  libwxgtk3.0-0v5           3.0.2+dfsg-4
ii  poedit-common             1.8.11-3

poedit recommends no packages.

poedit suggests no packages.

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Bug#883014: poedit: Problems to use keyboard in Poedit textboxes, with Debian stable and KDE Plasma desktop

Andreas Ronnquist-5
On Tue, 28 Nov 2017 20:08:47 +0100
Laura Arjona Reina <[hidden email]> wrote:

>Package: poedit
>Version: 1.8.11-3
>Severity: normal
>
>Dear Maintainer,
>
>   * What led up to the situation?
>
>I'm using Debian 9 stable and KDE Plasma desktop (not sure if this is
>related, but maybe it's just that I'm missing a package).
>
>   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
>     ineffective)?
>
>I installed Poedit and tried to work with some PO files.
>
>   * What was the outcome of this action?
>
>I found out that I cannot properly use the keyboard for editing the
>translating texts, and also have some issues in other text boxes (e.g.
>in Edit > preferences, editing my name). It seems that I can add text,
>but cursors and backspace don't work. This makes editing a pain and
>the program almost un-usable :( I found out that if I press backspace,
>change focus to other window, and return to Poedit, the key worked.
>But pressing several times does not work, only one key at a time
>(changing focus and returning to poedit between keystroke and
>keystroke).
>
>
>   * What outcome did you expect instead?
>
>I invoked Poedit from the command line and was expecting some error
>message when having the issue, but it didn't show any message. I've
>tried to change the GTK themes in my desktop systemsettings (from
>Breeze to Adwaita) but didn't change anything. I've installed Poedit
>from testing in my stable machine and the problem persists. I'm a bit
>clueless in how to diagnose this. I've searched the internet and
>upstream issue tracker and couldn't find anything related.
>

I might have been able to reproduce this now - after installing ibus
and ibus-qt4 on my KDE installation the keyboard input started acting
rather strange, and quite similar to what you describe.

Could you please try to check if you have those packages installed, and
try to remove them, and reproduce the problem after that?

If that is the case I will probably simply reassign the problems to
ibus / ibus-qt4.

You can find some information on ibus, and how to determine if it is
running, closing it down and so forth on

https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/6950/how-to-use-ibus-with-kde

/Andreas

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Bug#883014: poedit: Problems to use keyboard in Poedit textboxes, with Debian stable and KDE Plasma desktop

Laura Arjona Reina-4
Hi!

El 13/12/17 a las 12:35, Andreas Ronnquist escribió:

>
> Could you please try to check if you have those packages installed, and
> try to remove them, and reproduce the problem after that?
>

They were installed in the computer having the problem, and not
installed in the computer that was not presenting the issue (both with
Debian 9 and KDE Plasma desktop).

I uninstalled the packages (also uninstalled some more that were
"unneeded" after the removal of ibus and ibus-qt4), and rebooted the
machine, and couldn't reproduce the problem anymore. Good!

> If that is the case I will probably simply reassign the problems to
> ibus / ibus-qt4.
>

I'm not sure why those packages were installed in my laptop. I was
hoping to find out when removing them (the system telling me that some
certain app that I recognise would be removed too) but I didn't find out
from the list of packages to be removed or unneeded:

removed with apt-get remove --purge:
 ibus* ibus-hangul* ibus-qt4*

removed after that, with apt autoremove:
dconf-cli gir1.2-ibus-1.0 libhangul-data libhangul1 libibus-1.0-5
libibus-qt1


Now that I restarted I see that in my taskbar appeared an icon about
"Virtual Keyboard" that allowed me to show a virtual keyboard in
multiple languages.

Maybe it's not a bug in ibus/ibus-qt4 per se, maybe trying things I just
installed some group of packages that shouldn't be together.

So I'm not sure if it's good to forward to ibus/ibus-qt4 or better just
close the bug.

Thanks a lot

--
Laura Arjona Reina
https://wiki.debian.org/LauraArjona

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Bug#883014: Reassign to ibus

Andreas Ronnquist-5
In reply to this post by Laura Arjona Reina-4
reassign -1 ibus
thanks

Reassigning to ibus - if it's some packages that shouldn't be installed
in parallell, the maintainers of ibus know more than us.

/Andreas