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Bug#269052: xserver-xfree86: keymappings lost after a few keystrokes



Package: xserver-xfree86
Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-6
Severity: normal


Hello,

when configuring my keyboard using xmodmap, the server loses these
mappings after a few keystrokes and also switches part of the keyboard
off so they donŽt even generate any more events. IŽve come to this
conclusion after reading bug #268363.

Restarting X several times, immediately running xev and checking for
keycodes. Generating keycodes stops for some keys after about 5-20
keys. I assume the keyboard is not broken because leaving X and
restarting gives the same result, everytime.

The keys affected are (only!): Escape, Menu, both Windows keys, PageUp,
PageDown, Beginning, End.

After removing the xmodmap from my .xsession and reconfiguring the
keyboard for us_intl instead of us only in the vain hope that this will
result in a useful keyboard layout, I have the keys mentioned above all
working with no missing keycode events, although with sometimes strange
effects. The strange effects is that now I have no idea what some of
these keys now do, save that Escape, PageUp, PageDown, Beginning and End
work as expected in VIM (part of my now lost reshuffling was to make the
keyboard more useful...).


Best,
--Toni++



-- Package-specific info:

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.26-1-686-smp
Locale: LANG=de_DE@euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE@euro

Versions of packages xserver-xfree86 depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]     1.4.32         Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6                     2.3.2.ds1-16   GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  xserver-common            4.3.0.dfsg.1-6 files and utilities common to all 
ii  zlib1g                    1:1.2.1.1-5    compression library - runtime

-- debconf information:
  xserver-xfree86/config/monitor/screen-size: 17 inches (430 mm)
* xserver-xfree86/config/monitor/selection-method: Medium
  xserver-xfree86/config/doublequote_in_string_error:
* xserver-xfree86/config/device/bus_id:
* xserver-xfree86/config/device/driver: nv
  xserver-xfree86/config/monitor/vert-refresh: 50-85
* xserver-xfree86/config/display/modes: 1280x1024
* xserver-xfree86/config/inputdevice/keyboard/variant:
* xserver-xfree86/config/inputdevice/mouse/port: /dev/misc/psaux
* xserver-xfree86/config/device/identifier: Generic Video Card
  shared/default-x-server: xserver-xfree86
* xserver-xfree86/config/inputdevice/mouse/emulate3buttons: true
* xserver-xfree86/config/inputdevice/keyboard/layout: us
  shared/no_known_x-server:
  xserver-xfree86/autodetect_mouse: true
* xserver-xfree86/config/inputdevice/keyboard/rules: xfree86
* xserver-xfree86/config/inputdevice/mouse/zaxismapping: true
* xserver-xfree86/config/inputdevice/mouse/protocol: ImPS/2
  xserver-xfree86/config/device/use_fbdev:
* xserver-xfree86/config/device/video_ram:
* xserver-xfree86/config/monitor/lcd: false
  xserver-xfree86/config/inputdevice/keyboard/internal:
* xserver-xfree86/config/display/default_depth: 16
* xserver-xfree86/config/modules: GLcore, bitmap, dbe, ddc, dri, extmod, freetype, glx, int10, record, speedo, type1, vbe
  xserver-xfree86/config/monitor/range_input_error:
  xserver-xfree86/autodetect_video_card: true
* xserver-xfree86/config/write_files_section: true
  xserver-xfree86/autodetect_monitor: true
  xserver-xfree86/config/monitor/horiz-sync: 30-92
* xserver-xfree86/config/monitor/identifier: Generic Monitor
* xserver-xfree86/config/monitor/mode-list: 1280x960 @ 85Hz
  xserver-xfree86/multiple_possible_x-drivers:
* xserver-xfree86/config/inputdevice/keyboard/model: pc105
* xserver-xfree86/config/write_dri_section: true
  xserver-xfree86/config/device/bus_id_error:
* xserver-xfree86/config/inputdevice/keyboard/options:
  xserver-xfree86/config/nonnumeric_string_error:
  shared/multiple_possible_x-servers:
  xserver-xfree86/config/null_string_error:



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