Fishing for some glues to find the problem
Joe Marcus Clarke
marcus at marcuscom.com
Wed Jun 20 06:06:44 UTC 2007
On Wed, 2007-06-20 at 07:58 +0200, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> at x11@: please CC me.
> Is someone seeing some strange keyboard behavior recently? I updated
> to -current after gcc4.2 and xorg 7 and everything was fine. Then I
> updated this week some ports (all which where stale since last week),
> and boom, the system doesn't print all the characters I type anymore.
> Symptom: a-z and numbers work, but the keys for German umlauts produce
> strange characters I've never typed before. I can not produce @ with
> the keyboard anymore (no output at all). I also can not switch to a
> console (ctrl+alt+Fx).
> I don't remember which ports where stale, but maybe gtk and perhaps
> some xorg port was updated...
> I didn't change any config or updated the basesystem (there was no
> reboot, just a restart of gdm... more correctly, I stopped and started
> the jail where my desktop is running in, but there was no change to
> the host at all, and no change in the jail except for an portupgrade),
> so I think something in the xorg-gnome chain is eating my keypresses
> and spitting out some garbage. Anyone with an idea what this is or how
> to find out what the problem is?
The only GNOME-related port that had some noticeable i18n changes was
vte, but problems with it would only manifest in gnome-terminal.
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