[oXygen-user] Losing keyboard input on Linux

David Holden
Tue May 19 19:58:11 CDT 2009

Yes this looks like the problem I will try the 1.5 option. sad they
consider it a low priority bug.



2009/5/19 Sorin Ristache <>:
> Hello,
> A keyboard disconnected from a Java application after the keyboard could
> be used in that application without problems for some time can be caused
> by the following Sun JVM bug (Oxygen comes with a Java 1.6 Sun JVM):
> http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=6598651
> In this bug the keyboard events are not passed to the Java application
> at a low level anymore which means the bug cannot be fixed in the Java
> application. It must be fixed in the JVM.
> There are two different workarounds for this bug:
> - send a mouse event to the Java application, for example open and close
> a menu with the mouse (without running an action from the menu); this
> will re-connect the keyboard with the window of the application,
> - use a Java 1.5 virtual machine instead of a Java 1.6 one.
> For the second workaround you can download a Java 1.5 virtual machine
> for Linux from:
> http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index_jdk5.jsp
> After installing it you set it for running Oxygen as specified in the
> User Manual (see the note in the Linux installation procedure):
> http://www.oxygenxml.com/doc/ug-oxygen/installation-instructions.html#procedure-linux-installation
> Also you can set a JVM for running Oxygen by editing the script
> [Oxygen-install-dir]/oxygen.sh and specifying the full path to the java
> executable ([JVM-install-dir]/bin/java) in the java command at the end
> of the oxygen.sh script. In this case you have to start Oxygen with this
> script, that is a command:
> sh oxygen.sh
> I hope this helps,
> Sorin
> David Holden wrote:
>> No no KVM, bog standard keyboard and several versions of ubuntu. I've
>> had this issue with several Java apps but its a particular problem
>> with Oxygen.
>>  Dave.
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