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Bug 139150 - gnome is missing key on japanese jp106 keyboard
gnome is missing key on japanese jp106 keyboard
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-desktop (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mark McLoughlin
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Reported: 2004-11-13 02:32 EST by Stefan Christians
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-30 04:33:12 EST
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Description Stefan Christians 2004-11-13 02:32:30 EST
Description of problem:
When using the GNOME desktop, a key on the Japanese jp106 keyboard
does not function.

It is the '] }' key, located between ': *' and Enter.

It must be a problem with GNOME, as the key still works on the console
(in fact, I could only produce above sentence by typing it in vi on a
console, switching back to ctrl-alt-f7 and pasting it into here).

The key itself is OK - when selecting it as an accelerator for a
keyboard shortcut, 0x33 is displayed.

This is quite a disaster, as the closing brackets and braces are
pretty essential for programming and scripting.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. install FC3 on system with Japanese jp106 keyboard
2. start gnome
3. start any application that accepts keyboard input, like gedit or
4. press the '] }' key

Actual Results:  nothing happens

Expected Results:  a ] should display on the screen
Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2004-11-15 03:55:21 EST
If you log in to a failsafe session - from login screen select
"Session" and choose "Failsafe session" - do you see the same problem?
Comment 2 Stefan Christians 2004-11-30 04:33:12 EST
Sorry it took me a while to answer:

Same problem in failsafe and also kde, so I looked for the problem in
xkb rather than gnome.

And voila: my configuration loaded keycodes xfree86 instead of
xfree86(jp106), which defines exactly that one key which I was missing.

Sorry for reporting a mis-configuration as a bug.

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