Bug#614936: keyboard-configuration: Modifier keys (ctrl, shift, alt) not working - Bluetooth keyboard
On 02/25/2011 07:15 PM, Anton Zinoviev wrote:
The keyboard cannot be fault as it works perfectly well in windows
(annoyingly). Further more I only just bought it a week or so ago. It
also worked well with an Android found (Samsung Galaxy S) However I'm
not sure whether the modifiers worked propely.
reassign 614936 linux-latest-2.6
retitle 614936 Modifier keys (ctrl, shift, alt) not working - Bluetooth keyboard
On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 05:53:59PM +0100, Jacek Leśniewski wrote:
I had no problem getting to the ttys, however I do not understand why it
would be necessary to run the comands from the text mode console.
Because this helps to find the source of the problem:
3. low level kernel driver
4. the keyboard itself
If you test only from inside of X any of these could be possible.
2. Run "showkey -s".
3. Very quickly press Shift, press A, release Shift, release A.
The output for this is the following :
These are the scancodes that the keyboard sends to the computer (after
some minimal processing by the kernel). 0x2a is the pressed Shift and
0xaa is the released Shift - before A is pressed (0x1e). So I see only
three possibilities - 1. the keyboard is faulty or 2. the Bluetooth
keyboard standard has redefined somehow the hardware protocol of the
comunication between the keyboard and the computer and the keyboard
driver doesn't support this new protocol or 3. that this keyboard
generates the hardware interrupts in a strange way that confuse the
keyboard driver of the kernel.
Because of this I am reassigning the bug. Hopefully the kernel
developers will know what to do with this bug.
As to the bluetooth protocol it might in deed be the problem.
PS. Do I have to reassign the bug or change its title, and if I do how
do I do this ?
Anyhow thank you for the quick response.