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#1 Araneidae

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 01:23 PM

I have a very strange issue with TDM on Fedora 27.  I have freshly installed 2.05 (and for comparison the 2.06 beta, only just heard about it) on a freshly installed Fedora 27 system ... and when I launch TDM from the command line the command line console continues to get my key presses!

 

Eventually I have found that if I have a second application running, then I can apparently Alt-Tab to it (ok, not quite stock, I've enabled Alternatetab in gnome-tweak-tool) and I get keyboard events and everything works properly ... in 2.06 beta, even sound works out of the box!

 

Is this a known problem with a more sensible known fix or workaround?

 

 

A couple of explanations for clarity.

  1. If I don't launch a game, but just start tdm, type keys, exit (using the menu), then all the keys I pressed are visible on my terminal application.
  2. When I have another application available it seems that after I press Alt-Tab the keyboard events go to TDM as they ought to.

This looks like a pretty obscure interaction with the Gnome desktop!



#2 AluminumHaste

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:56 PM

I have a very strange issue with TDM on Fedora 27.

 

Lol, gaming on Linux, good luck!

Hopefully one of the resident *nix users have something useful to add.


I always assumed I'd taste like boot leather.

 

#3 Araneidae

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 07:12 AM

Lol, gaming on Linux, good luck!

 

Well, I've managed to game on Linux for pretty well the whole of this century ... but it certainly is a frustrating experience.  I mean, just talking about TDM, I'm dismayed that it's taken so long to get sound working out of the box ... or on the other hand, I'm delighted that sound suddenly now just works on 2.06 beta!

 

My focus problem certainly is annoying.  I've had problems somewhat like this in the past with Wine (and worse), but I seem to have a weird workaround for the moment.



#4 AluminumHaste

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 08:03 AM

I try switching to linux every couple of years but always end up give up. The crashes, the incompatibilities, the proprietary drivers..ugh.


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I always assumed I'd taste like boot leather.

 

#5 Bikerdude

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 08:11 AM

I try switching to linux every couple of years but always end up give up. The crashes, the incompatibilities, the proprietary drivers..ugh.

same here.



#6 Araneidae

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 03:28 AM

I'm hoping that at least somebody on the TDM development team uses Linux.



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Posted 02 February 2018 - 02:20 PM

How do I add tags?  This question should at least be tagged with "linux", if nothing else.






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