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Bug#248940: xlibs: strange caps lock lag

retitle 248940 xlibs: caps lock takes time to disengage with xfree86/pc101/dvorak on Toshiba Libretto L5 laptop
tag 248940 + upstream help

On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 07:37:23PM -0400, John V. Belmonte wrote:
> Package: xlibs
> Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-1
> Severity: normal
> When I hit caps lock to toggle from upper to lower case, if I hit an alpha
> key immediately after that, it will still be upper case.  Later alpha
> keys will correctly be lower case.  I have to hit the alpha key within
> a few tenths of a second of the caps lock to make this happen.  There is
> no inverse symptom when toggling from lower to upper case.
> Perhaps this is a Linux kernel driver bug, but the symptom does not appear
> on the console, so I'm starting here.
> My hardware is a Toshiba Libretto L5 laptop.
> (**) XKB: rules: "xfree86"
> (**) XKB: model: "pc101"
> (**) XKB: layout: "dvorak"

I'm afraid this has me thrown for a loop.  Tagging the bug accordingly.

It might be interesting to synthesize caps lock key press and release
events and see if the lag happens that way.  That would rule out bizarre
behavior at the hardware level.

(Don't be *too* skeptical of that -- Macintosh laptops have had some
pretty creative brain damage in the caps lock problem over the years.)

G. Branden Robinson                |
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