Keyboard stops functioning

nospam2009archive nospam2009archive at
Sun Sep 16 09:08:44 EDT 2012

On 09/16/2012 08:51 AM, Shlomi Fish wrote:
> Hi nospam2009archive,
> On Sun, 16 Sep 2012 08:40:45 -0400
> nospam2009archive <nospam2009archive at> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am running Fedora 17 XFCE. The keyboard suddenly stops functioning
>> in pidgin. I found one workaround cited on google whereby one chooses
>> input method and reselects "system ( simple ). This works for entry
>> boxes used to send messages, but I noticed that when I try to create
>> a new status, the keyboard still does not function. I skipped the
>> latest fedora 17 prebuild and compiled directly from source. Still no
>> change. Is there a solution?
> See this bug:
> I reported it and it seems that upgrade to gtk+2.0 2.24.12 fixes it. Other gtk+2.0
> programs, such as claws-mail were also influenced by it.
> Regards,
> 	Shlomi Fish


Thanks for the quick reply. I believe I have the latest version possible:

"Package gtk2-2.24.11-1.fc17.x86_64 already installed and latest version"

Go easy on me if I am wrong, because I am not the most savvy linux user 
out there.

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