No Pipe Symbol using X-Server via XDMCP

Scot Hetzel swhetzel at
Mon Jun 14 18:43:34 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 3:03 AM, Thorsten Baumeister <Toras at> wrote:
> On 9 Jun 2010 19:22:33, Christian Walther <cptsalek at> wrote:
> Hi Christian,
> thanks for your hints. I still have the old problem, but I realized at the weekend, that they only exist, if I use the KDE Desktop via XDMCP and an X-Server (VcXsrv / Xming) running on XP. I'm not sure whether it's a KDE or XOrg related problem or a problem of the X-Server... If I login directly, everything works fine.
> Any hints?
> Thorsten Baumeister
>>> I have a problem to get my KDE4 Terminal working. I use a German keyboard, and I am not able to use some special keys. Especially I miss the pipe symbol ('|'), but there are some more like '?', '@', '?'. I compiled KDE on my own computer running a FreeBSD 8.0-STABLE kernel. All packages are up to date. Any hints? If I use an SSH connection (PuTTY), everything is fine.

I had a similar problem with running virtualbox under Windows 7.  The
problem was caused by one of the Keyboard drivers that was installed
under Windows 7.  Unfortunately, I don't remember the name of the

What keyboard drivers are installed on your Windows XP system?


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