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Bug#235684: kde: "b" key in KDE on the sparc platform doesn't work

On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 05:07:55PM -0500, Frederick Heckel wrote:
> Thanks for responding...

Thanks for more info, now we can actually try to track this down...

> I don't know where else the bug could be-- it *only* occurs when KDE is
> running. Then it affects *all* applications. With any other window
> manager/environment(or on the text console), it never happens. It is
> present on all five of the Sparc systems my organization uses, each of
> which has a known good keyboard.

So it isnt a keyboard or a xfree issue. Have you touched the keyboard
setting in the control center? Regional -> Keyboard layout. If you
have, can you look at the contents of:


If that file exists, it should have something like 


You can also try deleting the file, and kde should use whatever
keyboard layout is set in X.

If that doesnt work either, use the xev command both with and without
kde, and report what it giver for the 'b' key.

> The relevant portion of XF86Config, which is reported to be correct for
> this model of sun keyboard and this version of XFree86
> -- XF86Config-4 snippet --
> Section "InputDevice"
>         Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
>         Driver          "keyboard"
>         Option          "CoreKeyboard"
>         Option          "XkbRules"      "sun"
>         Option          "XkbModel"      "type5"
>         Option          "XkbLayout"     "us"
> EndSection
> -- end XF86Config-4 snippet--
> Again, the problem does not occur in any other windowing environments--
> we have tried to find it under fluxbox, fvwm, evilwm and others, and we
> have tried it with the same set of applications(such as gaim,
> mozilla-firebird, aterm, etc.). So I really have no idea where else the
> bug could possibly lie. I also maintain the severity of the bug was
> correct as posted, as this completely breaks most normal use of the
> system.
> (fwph)
> --
> Frederick Heckel
> [fwph@sccs.swarthmore.edu]
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