eeschema cursor freeze (KiCad 4.0.7)

Bug #1734882 reported by Roland Frech on 2017-11-28
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KiCad
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Bug Description

During editing with Eeschema from time to time the cursor freezes and there is no other activity possible but closing the editing window. Saving the changes made so far is possible. Restart of Eeschema and continuing editing is possible until the next freeze. KiCad V4.0.6 did not have this problem.

Application: kicad
Version: 4.0.7 release build
wxWidgets: Version 3.0.3 (debug,wchar_t,compiler with C++ ABI 1011,GCC 7.1.0,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Boost version: 1.60.0
Curl version: libcurl/7.54.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2l zlib/1.2.11 libssh2/1.8.0 nghttp2/1.23.1 librtmp/2.3
         USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
         USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
         KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
         KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
         KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
         USE_FP_LIB_TABLE=HARD_CODED_ON
         BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON

Nick Østergaard (nickoe) wrote :

Is it your system cursor or only the cross-hair that freezes? This sounds a bit strange.

tags: added: 4.0.7
summary: - eeschema cursor freeze (KiCad 4.07)
+ eeschema cursor freeze (KiCad 4.0.7)
description: updated
tags: added: eeschema
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Hi Nick,

the freeze is only within the eeschema window. The system cursor still moves but the eeschema cursor stops at its last position). Therefore I am able to close the window (red cross button at top left), reopen eeschema and continue until next freeze.

My first thought was a problem with the MS win10 mouse driver (I am using a logitech mouse), but the replacement with the latest logitech driver did not help. The failure happens statistically.

Best regards Roland

Am Di, 2017.11.28 14:22, hat Nick Østergaard <email address hidden> geschrieben:
>
Is it your system cursor or only the cross-hair that freezes? This
> sounds a bit strange.
>
> ** Tags added: 4.0.7
>
> ** Summary changed:
>
> - eeschema cursor freeze (KiCad 4.07)
> + eeschema cursor freeze (KiCad 4.0.7)
>
> ** Description changed:
>
> During editing with Eeschema from time to time the cursor freezes and
> there is no other activity possible but closing the editing window.
> Saving the changes made so far is possible. Restart of Eeschema and
> - continuing editing is possible until the next freeze. KiCad V4.06 did
> + continuing editing is possible until the next freeze. KiCad V4.0.6 did
> not have this problem.
>
> Application: kicad
> Version: 4.0.7 release build
> wxWidgets: Version 3.0.3 (debug,wchar_t,compiler with C++ ABI 1011,GCC 7.1.0,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
> Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
> Boost version: 1.60.0
> Curl version: libcurl/7.54.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2l zlib/1.2.11 libssh2/1.8.0 nghttp2/1.23.1 librtmp/2.3
> - USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
> - USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
> - KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
> - KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
> - KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
> - USE_FP_LIB_TABLE=HARD_CODED_ON
> - BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
> + USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
> + USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
> + KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
> + KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
> + KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
> + USE_FP_LIB_TABLE=HARD_CODED_ON
> + BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
>
> ** Tags added: eeschema
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1734882
>
> Title:
> eeschema cursor freeze (KiCad 4.0.7)
>
> Status in KiCad:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> During editing with Eeschema from time to time the cursor freezes and
> there is no other activity possible but closing the editing window.
> Saving the changes made so far is possible. Restart of Eeschema and
> continuing editing is possible until the next freeze. KiCad V4.0.6 did
> not have this problem.
>
> Application: kicad
> Version: 4.0.7 release build
> wxWidgets: Version 3.0.3 (debug,wchar_t,compiler with C++ ABI 1011,GCC 7.1.0,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
> Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
> Boost version: 1.60.0
> Curl version: libcurl/7.54.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2l zlib/1.2.11 libssh2/1.8.0 nghttp2/1.23.1 librtmp/2.3
> USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
> USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
> ...

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Roland Frech (rfrech) wrote :
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A quite similar effect happens with the Component Library Editor. The cursor still moves, but I am not able to select and delete parts of the component drawing, e.g. a pin. After closing and reopening the editor it works. Regards Roland

Am Di, 2017.11.28 14:22, hat Nick Østergaard <email address hidden> geschrieben:
>
Is it your system cursor or only the cross-hair that freezes? This
> sounds a bit strange.
>
> ** Tags added: 4.0.7
>
> ** Summary changed:
>
> - eeschema cursor freeze (KiCad 4.07)
> + eeschema cursor freeze (KiCad 4.0.7)
>
> ** Description changed:
>
> During editing with Eeschema from time to time the cursor freezes and
> there is no other activity possible but closing the editing window.
> Saving the changes made so far is possible. Restart of Eeschema and
> - continuing editing is possible until the next freeze. KiCad V4.06 did
> + continuing editing is possible until the next freeze. KiCad V4.0.6 did
> not have this problem.
>
> Application: kicad
> Version: 4.0.7 release build
> wxWidgets: Version 3.0.3 (debug,wchar_t,compiler with C++ ABI 1011,GCC 7.1.0,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
> Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
> Boost version: 1.60.0
> Curl version: libcurl/7.54.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2l zlib/1.2.11 libssh2/1.8.0 nghttp2/1.23.1 librtmp/2.3
> - USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
> - USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
> - KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
> - KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
> - KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
> - USE_FP_LIB_TABLE=HARD_CODED_ON
> - BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
> + USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
> + USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
> + KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
> + KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
> + KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
> + USE_FP_LIB_TABLE=HARD_CODED_ON
> + BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
>
> ** Tags added: eeschema
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1734882
>
> Title:
> eeschema cursor freeze (KiCad 4.0.7)
>
> Status in KiCad:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> During editing with Eeschema from time to time the cursor freezes and
> there is no other activity possible but closing the editing window.
> Saving the changes made so far is possible. Restart of Eeschema and
> continuing editing is possible until the next freeze. KiCad V4.0.6 did
> not have this problem.
>
> Application: kicad
> Version: 4.0.7 release build
> wxWidgets: Version 3.0.3 (debug,wchar_t,compiler with C++ ABI 1011,GCC 7.1.0,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
> Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
> Boost version: 1.60.0
> Curl version: libcurl/7.54.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2l zlib/1.2.11 libssh2/1.8.0 nghttp2/1.23.1 librtmp/2.3
> USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
> USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
> KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
> KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
> KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
> USE_FP_LIB_TABLE=HARD_CODED_ON
> BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> ht...

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Roland Frech (rfrech) wrote :
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Hi Nick,

that's maybe a good hit for debugging:

When I get the cursor freeze a switch from the application window (e.g. eeschema) to the main KiCad window and back to application resolves the freeze.

Regards Roland

Am Di, 2017.11.28 14:22, hat Nick Østergaard <email address hidden> geschrieben:
>
Is it your system cursor or only the cross-hair that freezes? This
> sounds a bit strange.
>
> ** Tags added: 4.0.7
>
> ** Summary changed:
>
> - eeschema cursor freeze (KiCad 4.07)
> + eeschema cursor freeze (KiCad 4.0.7)
>
> ** Description changed:
>
> During editing with Eeschema from time to time the cursor freezes and
> there is no other activity possible but closing the editing window.
> Saving the changes made so far is possible. Restart of Eeschema and
> - continuing editing is possible until the next freeze. KiCad V4.06 did
> + continuing editing is possible until the next freeze. KiCad V4.0.6 did
> not have this problem.
>
> Application: kicad
> Version: 4.0.7 release build
> wxWidgets: Version 3.0.3 (debug,wchar_t,compiler with C++ ABI 1011,GCC 7.1.0,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
> Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
> Boost version: 1.60.0
> Curl version: libcurl/7.54.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2l zlib/1.2.11 libssh2/1.8.0 nghttp2/1.23.1 librtmp/2.3
> - USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
> - USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
> - KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
> - KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
> - KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
> - USE_FP_LIB_TABLE=HARD_CODED_ON
> - BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
> + USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
> + USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
> + KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
> + KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
> + KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
> + USE_FP_LIB_TABLE=HARD_CODED_ON
> + BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
>
> ** Tags added: eeschema
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1734882
>
> Title:
> eeschema cursor freeze (KiCad 4.0.7)
>
> Status in KiCad:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> During editing with Eeschema from time to time the cursor freezes and
> there is no other activity possible but closing the editing window.
> Saving the changes made so far is possible. Restart of Eeschema and
> continuing editing is possible until the next freeze. KiCad V4.0.6 did
> not have this problem.
>
> Application: kicad
> Version: 4.0.7 release build
> wxWidgets: Version 3.0.3 (debug,wchar_t,compiler with C++ ABI 1011,GCC 7.1.0,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
> Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
> Boost version: 1.60.0
> Curl version: libcurl/7.54.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2l zlib/1.2.11 libssh2/1.8.0 nghttp2/1.23.1 librtmp/2.3
> USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
> USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
> KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
> KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
> KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
> USE_FP_LIB_TABLE=HARD_CODED_ON
> BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad....

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Roland Frech (rfrech) wrote :
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Hi Nick,

now I am able to trigger the freeze:

Example:

eeschema: cursor hovers over component
                           right mouse button + E ---> no problem
                           right mouse button, selection: Bauteil editieren, close property window ----> freeze

Regards Roland

Am Di, 2017.11.28 14:22, hat Nick Østergaard <email address hidden> geschrieben:
>
Is it your system cursor or only the cross-hair that freezes? This
> sounds a bit strange.
>
> ** Tags added: 4.0.7
>
> ** Summary changed:
>
> - eeschema cursor freeze (KiCad 4.07)
> + eeschema cursor freeze (KiCad 4.0.7)
>
> ** Description changed:
>
> During editing with Eeschema from time to time the cursor freezes and
> there is no other activity possible but closing the editing window.
> Saving the changes made so far is possible. Restart of Eeschema and
> - continuing editing is possible until the next freeze. KiCad V4.06 did
> + continuing editing is possible until the next freeze. KiCad V4.0.6 did
> not have this problem.
>
> Application: kicad
> Version: 4.0.7 release build
> wxWidgets: Version 3.0.3 (debug,wchar_t,compiler with C++ ABI 1011,GCC 7.1.0,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
> Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
> Boost version: 1.60.0
> Curl version: libcurl/7.54.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2l zlib/1.2.11 libssh2/1.8.0 nghttp2/1.23.1 librtmp/2.3
> - USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
> - USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
> - KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
> - KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
> - KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
> - USE_FP_LIB_TABLE=HARD_CODED_ON
> - BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
> + USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
> + USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
> + KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
> + KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
> + KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
> + USE_FP_LIB_TABLE=HARD_CODED_ON
> + BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
>
> ** Tags added: eeschema
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1734882
>
> Title:
> eeschema cursor freeze (KiCad 4.0.7)
>
> Status in KiCad:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> During editing with Eeschema from time to time the cursor freezes and
> there is no other activity possible but closing the editing window.
> Saving the changes made so far is possible. Restart of Eeschema and
> continuing editing is possible until the next freeze. KiCad V4.0.6 did
> not have this problem.
>
> Application: kicad
> Version: 4.0.7 release build
> wxWidgets: Version 3.0.3 (debug,wchar_t,compiler with C++ ABI 1011,GCC 7.1.0,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
> Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
> Boost version: 1.60.0
> Curl version: libcurl/7.54.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2l zlib/1.2.11 libssh2/1.8.0 nghttp2/1.23.1 librtmp/2.3
> USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
> USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
> KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
> KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
> KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
> USE_FP_LIB_TABLE=HARD_CODED_ON
> BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON...

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Charley Carter (cnc1) wrote :

I am having the same problem plus it seems to happen in PcbNew. These three bug reports (1654854, 1734797, 1734882) all seem to be related. When I initially installed 4.0.7 release build. It was working correctly. I am not 100% sure but, I think the problem started this week when my Windows 10 Pro updated to the Fall Creators update. Several things will unlock the cursor, including opening and closing Help/About in eeschema. I have tried reinstalling and tried the Nov 25th nightly build. Nothing has helped.

Patrick Wetmore (pwetmore) wrote :

Also happening to me, once the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update installed. Happens with 4.0.6 and 4.0.7

I can work around by minimizing the window and maximizing it (cursor gets back in the right state when you do that), or by using the V/U/F shortcuts to edit values instead of right-clicking to edit values

Nick Østergaard (nickoe) wrote :

Are you able to make a screen recording of this?

Roland Frech (rfrech) wrote :

I think a screen record does not show anything. The cursor is frozen and does not respond to mouse actions unless the mouse is moved outside the KiCAD window.

Nick Østergaard (nickoe) wrote :

Did't you say that it was the cross-hair that was frozen and not the system cursor?

And could you try to run Kicad in Window 7 compatibility mode (this is a workaround I found on a forum: I do not have myself Window 10 installed)

Roland Frech (rfrech) wrote :

To Nick: Yes, it is only the KiCAD cursor, which gets frozen. The system cursor/moise pointer still works autside the KiCAD window.

Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

@Chris, didn't you fix something similar to this recently?

Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

This bug fix: https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1746507 may have impact here.

@Roland, @Charley, @Patrick, could you guys see if it still happens using one of the recent nightly builds?

Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2018-03-06
Changed in kicad:
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for KiCad because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in kicad:
status: Incomplete → Expired
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