Bug 44718

Summary: AltGr is non-functional in gdm
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Patrick C. F. Ernzer <pcfe>
Component: gdmAssignee: Havoc Pennington <hp>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Aaron Brown <abrown>
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Version: 7.0CC: manfred.h, mharris
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Hardware: i386   
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Description Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2001-06-15 15:42:58 UTC
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Description of problem:
AltGr-<key> only generates <key>, thus making it impossible to enter
symbols that are only accessible in conjunction with AltGr.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHL 7.0
2. Go to runlevel 5
3. try to enter a symbol that is accessible by pressing AltGr

Actual Results:  AltGr is ignored, thus some special signs (i.e. @ on a
French keyboard) are not accessible

Expected Results:  AltGr should work the same way in gdm as it does when
logged into X.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2001-06-18 14:54:39 UTC
I'm not really sure how AltGr gets set up normally - Mike is there some file 
that is supposed to get loaded with the keymap in it?

Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2001-07-12 16:07:11 UTC
*** Bug 48061 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2001-07-12 16:09:49 UTC
Fixed in rawhide. Believed to have been an X bug where grabbing the keyboard 
broke AltGr. gdm no longer grabs the keyboard in rawhide.