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Re: Keyboard doesn't work under Gnome 2.6.

On Sat, 2004-04-03 at 04:04, Manan Tuli wrote:
> On Sat, 03 Apr 2004 01:17:30 +0200, Laurent wrote:
> > Funny thing, I have tried to launch Gnome 2.6 in a Xnest window 
> > (gdmflexiser --xnest) and it has worked after I had reassigned 
> > shortcuts for my multimedia keyboard with the keyboard gnome tool. Now, 
> > I can use my keyboard from a Xnest windows but not directly under Gnome 2.6 !
> The multimedia keys seem to be the culprit. I'm trying to investigate
> this further, and don't know if it's a bug or a configuration problem on
> my part. 

Breaking keyboard input for all apps is definitely a bug in my book, and
a grave one at that.

> Maybe you could try this, it worked for me:
> 1. First, in the keyboards shortcuts area, disable all multimedia
> key bindings. See if thing work then.
> 2. If they do, then you know they're the source of the problem. Now, check
> the keyboard layout you have set in gnome. If it is one of the generic
> types (like pc-104), choose one of the multimedia keyboards (mine wasn't
> listed, I picked ms natural keyboard pro). 

No such thing for my PowerBook keyboard AFAIK.

> 3. Now set the multimedia key shortcuts again. By selecting the right
> keyboard, you should see proper names for the keys like XF86Standby for
> the sleep key instead of the hex-codes.
> 4. This should have worked, but after I logged off and on, I was
> with a stuck keyboard again :(. The final change I made was to edit my
> XF86Config-4 file. In the InputDevice section, I changed XkbModel from
> pc104 to microsoftpro (you can look up the name of the keyboard you
> selected from the gconf key /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/xkb).
> That's what has got my keyboard working for me now, multimedia keys
> included.

In other words, users can't fix this without the help of the
administrator... it took us some effort to figure out what's going on,
just imagine the average end user being confronted by this.

You seem to have gathered valuable information for
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=134613 .

Earthling Michel Dänzer      |     Debian (powerpc), X and DRI developer
Libre software enthusiast    |   http://svcs.affero.net/rm.php?r=daenzer

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