reassign 256066 xvkbd retitle 256066 xvkbd: doesn't grok XFree86 4.3 XKB data thanks On Thu, Jun 24, 2004 at 03:02:31PM -0500, Lance Simmons wrote: > Package: xdm > Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-5 > Severity: normal > > In the past I used xvkbd, a virtual keyboard, to login in on a tablet > computer. (By adding "/usr/X11R6/bin/xvkbd &" to /etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup). > That was with Xfree86 3.3. > > I've upgraded to 4.3, and while xvkbd still starts up when xdm starts, > xdm no longer recognizes the keystrokes any longer. I skimmed the > changelog, but didn't see what might explain this, or how I could fix > it. Well, basically, the XKB data (in the xlibs package) saw a *major* overhaul from XFree86 4.2 to 4.3. This is pretty much the way XKB is headed; X.Org is using XKB data based on an XFree86 4.4 pre-release, so I would have conclude that xvkbd is simply going to have to be updated to understand the new data. At the very least, a NEWS.Debian file should be added to xvkbd to warn that it doesn't work with recent versions of XFree86. Reassigning this bug. -- G. Branden Robinson | Software engineering: that part of Debian GNU/Linux | computer science which is too email@example.com | difficult for the computer http://people.debian.org/~branden/ | scientist.
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