Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1004757
Changing "Group Shift/Lock behavior" breaks VT switching
Last modified: 2014-06-16 06:42:37 EDT
Description of problem:
By default, when having multiple keyboard layouts configured, the key combo used to switch the layouts is "Both ALT keys pressed together". Changing this to another key combo (or even to nothing) breaks at least the standard CTRL+ALT+F* combo and thus prevents the user to switch to virtual terminals.
Quick testing also showed that setting the combo specifically to "Right ALT" or "Both ALT together" (the default) does not break VT switching.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Preferences -> Keyboard
2. Add another layout on the Layout tab
3. On the Layout Options tab expand "Group Shift/Lock behavior", uncheck "Both Alt keys" and check e.g. "Alt+Shift"
4. Attempt to switch VT by pressing CTRL+ALT+F1
VT should be displayed.
I think this bug might be related to the following one:
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated
in the current release, Red Hat is unable to address this
request at this time.
Red Hat invites you to ask your support representative to
propose this request, if appropriate, in the next release of
Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
This bug/component is not included in scope for RHEL-5.11.0 which is the last RHEL5 minor release. This Bugzilla will soon be CLOSED as WONTFIX (at the end of RHEL5.11 development phase (Apr 22, 2014)). Please contact your account manager or support representative in case you need to escalate this bug.
Closing WONTFIX, as this doesn't sound as a blocker in production phase 3 and was not escalated.