Freecell hangs at game select

Lee J. lee at
Mon Oct 22 10:49:29 CDT 2001

Hello Michael Zapf, on Mon, 22 Oct 2001 16:09:28 +0100, you said:

> I did not read about any similar problem, but I encountered this one
> even with the latest stripped build, even on two different Linux
> installations:
> Freecell works perfectly except for the "Select game" feature during the
> game. When choosing this menu item, you are asked whether you want to
> abort this game, and after that, the dialog box for the game number
> should appear. It does, but only for a fraction of a second, then
> disappears (probably hidden by the game window?). The game then hangs,
> the window cannot be closed or even moved, and wine must be stopped by
> To reproduce that quickly, start freecell, press F2, F3, Return.
> Any idea?

Are you running it unmanaged?  When running unmanaged, the modal
messagebox gets trapped behind the main Freecell window.  So Freecell is
told, "don't accept any user input until user says 'Yes' or 'No'" but the
dilemma occurs because you can't say 'Yes' or 'No' because you can't see
the messagebox.

Try this instead:

wine --managed freecell.exe

Does that fix it?

Regards :)
Lee J  -  UK
It's all GNU to me

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