Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 201927
vnc gets the keyboard wrong
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:46:33 EST
box1: german, fc5
box2: german, fc5
user@box1$ ssh -X box2
user@box2$ vncviewer localhost
Non-ascii keys are mapped incorrectly.
"-" on german keyboard incorrectly shows as Ã in vnc
umlauts Ã¶ and Ã¤ do not work
the @ sign shows as an 1/8th symbol
Ah, previously reported as bug 171647.
*** Bug 171647 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I've had the same problem with Dvorak keyboard, talking to a host using vino.
The problem seems to be that the keyboard mapping can be done at both ends of
the connection, if the Dvorak keyboard is selected at both ends.
The local end maps the Dvorak keyboard, and sends the resulting characters
across the link. The remote end receives the characters, maps them AGAIN
according to the Dvorak keyboard mapping, and produces rubbish.
To get around that problem, I make sure the local end has the Dvorak keyboard
mapping, and the remote end has standard QWERTY. But it's a pain.
I can't reproduce this bug with vnc-4.1.1-39. German and Dvorak keyboards work
correctly. I think it isn't a bug. Make sure that remote host and your machine
have same keyboard mapping
(In reply to comment #5)
> I can't reproduce this bug with vnc-4.1.1-39.
> German and Dvorak keyboards work
> correctly. I think it isn't a bug. Make sure that remote host and your machine
> have same keyboard mapping
Why? Why would the remote keyboard mapping need to be the same? It is, but I
don't see why that's relevant here..
Ugh. Sorry, wrong bug.
The keyboard mapping _is_ relevant, sorry about that.
But the mappings are identical, so..
I think it's wrong configuration in your computer. Make sure you have same
version of vncviewer and remote's vncserver. If you have configured your
keyboard in /etc/X11/xorg.conf correctly problem could be using xmodmap utility.
Visit thread http://www.realvnc.com/pipermail/vnc-list/2003-February/037513.html
As you can see from my first comment, the boxes are identical, and both have
german keyboard mappings.
Could you please try the steps in the first comment, which involves ssh.
I'm using Gnome manager and the problem is only when I'm connecting to desktop
:0 (default XServer desktop). When you set us keyboard on machine 1 and german
kbd on machine 2 all works fine. Please try to create vncserver on other
desktops then :0 and when you sets same kbds all works fine. I think the main
problem is in communication between vino (gnome remote desktop) and vncviewer...
Problem is on vino side, not on vncviewer. Reassign to proper component
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