Xorg 7.2 +gtk/xfce +alt key problem
marko at exitcode.org
Thu May 31 20:00:02 UTC 2007
> Hi all,
> have fBSD 6.2-Stable, after upgrading Xorg from 6.9 to 7.2 have a
> little bit strange problem: alt key doesn't work in X...
> so, as the result don't work any combinations with it: alt-tab,
> alt-shift, alt-Fx, ctrl-alt-Fx and so on...
> it seems that it's problem with Gtk applications only (or smth like
> that) because Alt-F4 in 'opera' browser (close the program) works
> perfectly. Opera uses qt.
> there is said that problem with xkeyboard-config and offered a patch
> to fix it. after the patch Alt key works perfectly... but it breaks any
> language switching...
> has anyone the same problem or it's just me who is lucky one? )
> and how did you fix it?
> thanks in advance.
I noticed the same behaviour on 7.2/Xfce. In my case, I downgraded
xkeyboard-config to 0.6 and everything is fine again. But I found out one
particularity, that might be useful for you. When I set xkblayout something
Option "XkbLayout" "us,sk"
Alt doesn't work. But when I set slovak keyboard first:
Option "XkbLayout" "sk,us"
it works! Language switching as well. I didn't try replace sk keyboard with
others, so it may be specific bug.
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