Alt Gr key troubles in FreeBSD
nocturnal at swehack.se
Mon Jul 17 07:57:00 UTC 2006
I'm sorry for the late reply but i thought i had sent you an e-mail when
actually i had not.
I tried all the things you mentioned and i discovered that the problem
can easily be reproduced in any application. It's simply a matter of me
not letting go of the shift key fast enough. I reproduce it by typing
any number of characters in caps with the shift key down and then
directly switching to pressing the alt gr key and hitting the 8
character for example in order to produce the [ character on Swedish
keyboards. This is when the output becomes silent and nothing happens.
I tried on a co-workers computer which runs Windows and it's the same on
that system. It's been a while since i properly used the Windows system
so i had forgotten that it was like that there to.
No reply is required to this thread as i have found out that this is
just the way the driver works on both FreeBSD and Windows systems. So i
have my answers.
Med vänliga hälsningar
Stefan Midjich aka nocturnal
Erik Nørgaard wrote:
> nocturnal wrote:
>> Well i usually use vim and it's hard to know if it happens in other
>> applications, because i use vim so much compared to the other
>> applications and also because i mostly write those characters in vim. I
>> do use FreeBSD at home to and i can't remember any problems from writing
>> e-mails or chatting on irc. I use rxvt for all my terminal applications.
>> Of course this could simply mean i don't use those characters much in
>> those applications. I used to use nedit, before vim, and i am sure i had
>> the same problem in nedit.
> Well, could you to narrow in on the problem try and test these things?
> 0th: Tell us your keyboard settings in XF86Config (model and layout)
> 1st: List the characters that you have problem with - obviously you need
> a computer that doesn't suffer this problem :)
> 2nd: Try to type all these characters with the correct key-combinations,
> - In the console
> - In xterm
> - In vi (not vim)
> - In xemacs/emacs
> - In firefox or thunderbird - any place you can type
> Then maybe someone can point you closer to the solution.
> Cheers, Erik
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