Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 189120
Senile Gnome forgets setting across reboots
Last modified: 2008-03-18 14:33:41 EDT
Description of problem:
Gnome desktop fails to retain a setting across reboot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
0. Upgrade a system from FC4 (as updated) to FC5 via Anaconda.
1. Open Emacs, enter some text in a buffer. At the bottom of the buffer, enter
SHIFT-ALT-<. Notice that you get a < character, instead of the expected movement
to the top of the buffer.
2. In the top Gnome panel, System -> Preferences -> Keyboard -> Layout Options
-> Alt/Win Key Behavoir, select "Alt and Meta are on the Alt keys". Close. That
should retain the setting. Repeat the test in step 1 to verify that the setting
has taken effect.
3. Reboot. I usually shut my laptop down overnight.
4. Repeat the test in step 1 above.
In step 4, the ATL-SHIFT-< keystroke produces a < character.
Step 4 should move point to the top of the buffer.
I am seeing this on a Lenovo R51 laptop.
I see Alt+Shift+> inserting a character in emacs sometimes, too, but I hadn't
noticed the gnome setting. I finally figured out that for me, the order of the
Alt+Shift makes a difference. If I push Shift first, I get a > char. If I alt
first I go to the end of buffer. It's 100% consistent but took me months to
We no longer support Fedora Core 5 and I am currently trying to get my open bug
count down to a more manageable state. I'm going to close this bug as WONTFIX.
If this issue is still a concern for you, would you mind trying to reproduce on
a supported version of Fedora and reopening?
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