Weird keys problem in FC5
charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Fri Sep 8 17:12:16 MDT 2006
On Fri, Sep 08, 2006 at 03:23:40PM -0600, Steve Meyers wrote:
> Barry Roberts wrote:
> > This has been annoying me since I started using FC5, and just this
> > week, I finally figured out why it works sometimes and not others.
> > I use emacs' chords like end-of-buffer a lot. Normally that's bound
> > to Meta+> (Alt+>, i.e. Alt+Shift+.). Sometimes it works, sometimes
> > it's just like typing a ">" character. A few days ago I finally
> > figured out that what makes the difference is the order I chord the
> > Alt and Shift. If I Shift first, then Alt, I get a ">" character. If
> > I Alt first, then Shift, it works as expected.
> > This is the same for several Alt+Shift chords I've tried and it does
> > in a GNOME desktop and fluxbox. It happens on emacs (or other
> > programs) running locally, remote X via ssh, and in an ssh term.
> > Anything displaying on the X server on my machine. From a text
> > console the order doesn't matter.
> I have a similar problem. I use the windows key for a couple of things,
> and sometimes in FC5 it doesn't work as a meta key. X recognizes when I
> press down the windows key, but it doesn't pass it as a modifier when I
> press something else while keeping the windows key down. If I log out
> and back in a few times, I can eventually get it to work.
> I filed a bug report for it back when I switched to FC5, but I haven't
> heard anything since then.
I found the same thing and filed a related bug on Gnome (I hadn't
figured out the bit about the sequence in which you put your fingers
down). But I don't think it's a Gnome or X issue. I think it's a
kernel issue (??). I fell back to 2.6.16 on my laptop for unreleated
issues, and lo, the problem went away.
See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=189120 for a
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