Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 139150
gnome is missing key on japanese jp106 keyboard
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:54 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
If you log in to a failsafe session - from login screen select
"Session" and choose "Failsafe session" - do you see the same problem?
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.