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[open] Frozen mouse when 'pre-exiting' experiment in 0.27.3

edited July 2013 in OpenSesame

Hi,

After updating my Win XP from OpenSesame 0.27.2 to 0.27.3; I get a frozen mouse cursor when 'pre-exiting' an experiment. I tested this on 2 other Win XP machines and they also had the problem.
To reproduce this error: Open OpenSesame 0.27.3 with the Default template > hit Quick Run > 'pre-exit' the experiment by hitting Esc. Now I have a frozen mouse. (Hit Ctrl+Alt+Del > Esc to regain mouse control).

Jarik

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  • edited 4:59PM

    Hi Jarik,

    I see. Does this occur with all back-ends or only the Expyriment back-end used by the Default template? And does it occur on all systems, or only specific ones (maybe the two other machines that you tested have the same hardware)? I haven't experienced this issue myself yet.

    Cheers,
    Sebastiaan

  • edited 4:59PM

    Hi Sebastiaan,

    It happens with xpyriment, droid and legacy back-end (not with psycho).
    I tested this on a HP Compaq dc7900, a dc8300 and a Dell OptiPlex 990 (all Intel). Daniel told me he also experienced this problem.
    An important to note is that it only seems to happen if the mouse is or 'goes into' the experiment window when running in windowed or quick run mode. This also gives a temporary solution; keeping the mouse out of the experiment window if possible.

    Cheers,
    Jarik

  • edited 4:59PM

    Hi Jarik,

    I suspect that the updated version of PyGame causes the problem. The new package is bundled with PyGame 1.9.2pre, instead of PyGame 1.9.1, because there was an issue with 1.9.1. (Something very specific, I can't remember what it was ...) You can see the modules() output below.

    Do you happen to have a Python environment with PyGame 1.9.1? If so, you (or Daniel) could perhaps check if the problem does not occur there. In that case, I might repackage 0.27.3 with the downgraded PyGame.

    Cheers!
    Sebastiaan

    >>> modules()
    OpenSesame 0.27.3
    Python 2.7.5 (default, May 15 2013, 22:43:36) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)]
    OpenCV is not available
    OpenCV2 2.4.5
    Expyriment unstable (Revision 0a8c4682f50a-opensesame-2; Python 2.7.5)
    NumPy 1.7.1
    PyAudio 0.2.7
    PyGame 1.9.2pre
    PyOpenGL 3.0.2
    PyQt 4.10.1
    PySerial 2.5
    PsychoPy 1.77.01-opensesame-1
    Pyglet 1.1.4
    SciPy 0.12.0
    
  • edited 4:59PM

    Hi Sebastiaan,

    You are right! I tested and can confirm; problem with '1.9.2pre' and no problem with pygame.version.ver '1.9.1release'.

    Cheers, Jarik

    PS I guess you prefer a now discussion for a feature request?

  • edited 4:59PM

    I also have this problem, and am using 1.9.2pre for pygame. A sidenote is that the problem does not occur with the multiprocess runner (which is work in progress), so this problem might easily be remedied in the future.

  • edited September 2013

    Hi guys,

    I just uploaded 0.27.4~pre2. PyGame is back to 1.9.1. Could please check if the mouse issue is resolved now?

    Cheers!
    Sebastiaan

  • edited 4:59PM

    Hi Sebastiaan,

    When trying to download opensesame_0.27.4~pre2-win32-1.zip, I get this error:


    Forbidden

    You don't have permission to access /software/opensesame/pre-releases/opensesame_0.27.4~pre2-win32-1.zip on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


    Cheers, Jarik

  • edited 4:59PM

    Oops, thanks for pointing this out! I fixed the permissions and the file should be downloadable again.

  • edited 4:59PM

    Hi Sebastiaan,

    The mouse issue seems resolved in 0.27.4~pre2.

    Thanks, Jarik

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