"End" and "Down" key not usable with evdev keyboard driver
- From: Zhang Weiwu <zhangweiwu realss com>
- To: gnome-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: "End" and "Down" key not usable with evdev keyboard driver
- Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 11:35:39 +0800
Hello. Using evdev as X keyboard driver, gnome 2.16 (default
installation on SuSE 10.2) would pop up the gnome-main-menu when user
pressed �End� or �Down� key. Disabling shortcut key of main menu doesn't
help. I think this is a bug.
evdev (an xorg keyboard driver) produce different keycode for the same
keys then the usual keyboard driver.
Key pressed Keycode (using evdev) What this keycode usually mean
End 115 Left-Windows Key
Down 116 Right-Windows Key
It seems gnome has possibily hardcoded to open gnome main menu when
received keycode 115 and 116, when it probably should act upon keysym
Super_L and Super_R.
This problem doesn't exist on any other desktop environment / window
manager on the same computer (tested fvwm, windowmaker, KDE)
If gnoem fail to work with evdev keyboard driver, that is gnome cannot
be used on multi-seat computers (where one computer have more then one
set of keyboard/mouse/monitor attached to it).
If solving this problem might take long time (e.g. users need to wait
for gnoem 2.18), can someone suggest a quick fix that I can use on my
mulitseat computers? I tried to edit files gnome/share/xmodmap but that
doesn't seem to have any effect. Thanks a lot in advance!
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