Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109377
'F8' key doesn't trigger the popup screen
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:33 EST
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Description of problem:
When logged on a vnc server, pressing F8 shows a popup allowing to
send events to the server (like ctr-alt-del) or copy the clipboard
from local to remote, or quit the viewer, etc...
Actually, pressing F8 does nothing :-(
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect to a vncserver
2. Press F8
Actual Results: No popup
Expected Results: A popup should appear, allowing to send
ctr-alt-del, send F8, quit the viewer, etc...
Works for me, but you need to give me much more information. What is
the server running, which client are you running and on what machine, etc.
the vncviewer is running on Fedora Core 1 on an i586. Version
the vnc server is running on Windows NT4. Version 3.3.3-r9.
It does not work either with vnc server 3.3.7 running on Windows ME
nor with vnc server 3.3.7 running on Windows 2K.
How are you running the VNC viewer though? Are you running a Java
applet in a browser, or using the native client?
If the native client, are you running it from the menu or the command
line, and if the command line what options, etc?
I'm running it through the command line without any option.
The command line is 'vncviewer hostname' with hostname being a
resolvable name indeed.
Also it works fine if I revert vnc to the RHL 9 version (vnc-3.3.3r2-47)
What desktop environment are you using? GNOME, for instance?
nope, KDE. The box has been upgraded from RHL 8.0, and from RHL 7.3
before that IIRC. I don't know if that matters though...
Do you have a short-cut set for F8? Look in your KDE preferences
Something in your .Xresources file?
.Xresources don't even exist.
I don't think it's related to settings because if I uninstall
vnc-4.0-0.beta4.3 and then install vnc-3.3.3r2-47 (taken from RHL 9),
everything works as expected (F8 triggers the popup window).
Is this a fresh install?
I haven't seen this problem myself, or any other reports of it, and I
can't think what might cause it.
no it's not a fresh install (see comment #6)
I'll try to reproduce this on a fresh install and I'll let you know
You could first try just adding a new user on that machine to see if
it happens for all users.
no luck either with a new user
Hi again Tim :-)
I just tried with a fresh install of FC1 and I still get the very same
behaviour (F8 does not work with vnc 4, works with vnc 3.3)
I also tried to upgrade the vncserver to vnc-4.0beta4, but it makes no
Switching to gnome (on the client) does not make any difference either.
About about turning off NumLock?
Er.. I meant: How about turning off NumLock?
You got it :-)
F8 doesn't trigger the popup when NumLock is on
but F8 does trigger the popup when NumLock is off
An update has been released to fix this problem.