On Wed, Jun 05, 2002 at 11:23:02AM +0200, Michael Natterer wrote:
> this seems related to http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6901
> Did you try to remove just the GDK_POINTER_MOTION_HINT_MASK?
> XInput drivers are known to send wrong motion hints so this
> may well be the reason for your problem.

Hmm. I read the bugid, but it didnt really tell me what gimp is expecting
in this case. Can you enlighten me?
I didnt see anything about 'motion hint' in the xinput 'port' document.

> (Checking "Perfect but slow Pointer Tracking" in preferences does the
> same without patching the source, but will work only for the paint tools)

It was already checked, under Interface->Image Windows.
I unchecked it in a vanilla gimp1.2.3, with no difference.
The grab still stops anything getting drawn except a single dot.

Also - you seem to imply that it is possible to use a non-core xinput
device for things other than plain drawing. I'd like to know how.
I find it somewhat irritating, for example, that a button3 on my pen will
bring up a menu, that I can do nothing with , with the pen.
Not only can I do nothing with it: I have to grab the core mouse to get rid
of it.

It seems like there has been too much of an assumption that the user will
run their xinput device with the 'AlwaysCore' hack.
I think it should be quite possible to have a very usable interface,even
when the pen is non-core. 
Making that menu traversable would be a great start.

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