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    Default KDE Konsole: Cannot mark text for Copy / Paste / Mouse pointer disappears

    Hi all,

    Installed a fresh copy of LEAP 42.1. I cannot mark text for cut and paste with the mouse as the mouse pointer disappears randomly when I move it over Konsole window. Only when another window has the focus and I move to cursor over to the Konsole window is shown (as long "I"). When I push down left mouse for marking text is does not highlight the text and also the mouse pointer disappears. It seems double clicking on text selects it but this is very difficult to "guess" where the mouse position is as it disappears.

    NVIDIA Driver is installed: x11-video-nvidiaG03

    Florian

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    Default Re: KDE Konsole: Cannot mark text for Copy / Paste / Mouse pointer disappears

    Aside from your mouse pointer issue,

    Are you talking <only> about text displayed by Konsole or within an app running in Konsole (like vim)?

    When using Konsole only,
    I don't think it's possible to "mark" for copy and paste but just clicking, you can only "swipe" a selected block of text, and once you've "marked" a <block> of text by swiping you can also use a SHIFT-click to select a very large block of text.

    At least, that's how I've worked with all openSUSE consoles (except xterm which is unenhanced by openSUSE).

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    Default Re: KDE Konsole: Cannot mark text for Copy / Paste / Mouse pointer disappears

    I speak of both, command line and in an application such as vim.

    For instance: Enter command from normal user and then want to copy this command to a root session. That is not easy as the mouse cursor disappears. Also the swiping you mention does not work. Double clicking on the text, if the invisible cursor stands there by accident, works (Paste with Cntrl / shift / V) .

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    Default Re: KDE Konsole: Cannot mark text for Copy / Paste / Mouse pointer disappears

    Maybe try changing the theme colors to better see?

    My SOP is to reverse the default white text on black background to black text on white background.

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    Default Re: KDE Konsole: Cannot mark text for Copy / Paste / Mouse pointerdisappears


    It would appear that on Jul 4, tsu2 did say:

    > Aside from your mouse pointer issue,
    >
    > Are you talking <only> about text displayed by Konsole or within an app
    > running in Konsole (like vim)?
    >
    > When using Konsole only,
    > I don't think it's possible to "mark" for copy and paste but just
    > clicking, you can only "swipe" a selected block of text, and once you've
    > "marked" a <block> of text by swiping you can also use a SHIFT-click to
    > select a very large block of text.


    Why do you say that?

    Unlike the OP I'm not suffering with a disappearing mouse pointer. But speaking of using
    the mouse to "double-click" select text in a Konsole screen, I do that frequently in
    Konsole, while sitting at a bash prompt. I use it for example to select a longish filename
    from the output of:
    Code:
    ls
    then a right-click menu gets me a selectable copy command. Often I simply want to
    paste the filename into the next command line I'm composing.

    I often have some difficulty accurately "swipe" selecting text anyplace. But for
    large blocks of text in a Konsole I usually use shift+page-up to scroll back to the
    start of the interesting text. Then I simply click at some point above it and swipe
    downwards to the bottom edge of the screen which will usually then 'scroll while
    marking' all the way down to the current bash prompt. Then after I copy the marked to
    the clipboard I can paste it into a text editor such as vim or Kwrite etc...
    and delete any undesirable leading or trailing lines. Or if I only want a single
    "Line" of text, which might be wrapped to more than one line on the screen, I might
    triple click on it. If I can hold the mouse still enough for all three clicks to
    be in the same spot that is. Some days I can and some days I can't. But that's my
    dexterity and carpel tunnel issues getting in the way there...

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    Default Re: KDE Konsole: Cannot mark text for Copy / Paste / Mouse pointer disappears

    Quote Originally Posted by bka001 View Post
    NVIDIA Driver is installed: x11-video-nvidiaG03
    Are you sure that you have the correct nvidia driver for your card? The behavior describe sounds like a video driver problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    Are you sure that you have the correct nvidia driver for your card? The behavior describe sounds like a video driver problem.
    I think so. At least I had this driver under opensuse13.2. G04 did not work.

    As I said the cursor is visible when Konsole is not in focus. And it changes from Arrow to a Beam

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    Default Re: KDE Konsole: Cannot mark text for Copy / Paste / Mouse pointer disappears

    What card??? Is it an Optimus based notebook??

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    Default Re: KDE Konsole: Cannot mark text for Copy / Paste / Mouse pointer disappears

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    What card??? Is it an Optimus based notebook??
    The graphic card is a Quadro K2200. The same driver G03 works as expected under openSUSE 13.2. And it is a Lenovo workstation.

    I went back to 13.2 as with LEAP seems not working stable.

    This is OT to this thread but the SDDM is not working properly: This morning I could not login. The screen was locked, I could enter my password but the Enter - key did not work and restart the KDE desktop. It is a pity but as long as essential things of the desktop are not working, LEAP should not be recommended. A restart (service sddm restart) from the command line resulted tin the fact that the consoles are not available any more (CTRL+F3 etc.) are not working any more. So it seems there are room for quite a lot of other threads.

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    Default Re: KDE Konsole: Cannot mark text for Copy / Paste / Mouse pointer disappears

    Quote Originally Posted by bka001 View Post
    The same driver G03 works as expected under openSUSE 13.2. And it is a Lenovo workstation.
    This is just for comparison.

    I have an older card (nvidia geforce 6150LE). The G02 driver works very well with opensuse 13.2. But it does not work at all well with Leap 42.1 and Plasma 5. So I switched compositing to use "XRender" (instead of "OpenGL"), and that works reasonably well. But I have actually gone back to using "noveau", which also works reasonably well with "XRender".

    Oh, I use "lightdm" instead of "sddm". That's working pretty well.
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