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Bug 214473 - Alt not working
Alt not working
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: compiz (Show other bugs)
All Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Kristian Høgsberg
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Reported: 2006-11-07 14:41 EST by Sara Khalatbari
Modified: 2018-04-11 03:00 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-01-15 09:39:54 EST
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xev with desktop effects off (14.56 KB, text/plain)
2007-10-25 11:19 EDT, Sara Khalatbari
no flags Details
xev with desktop effects on (24.00 KB, text/plain)
2007-10-25 11:19 EDT, Sara Khalatbari
no flags Details

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Description Sara Khalatbari 2006-11-07 14:41:00 EST
Description of problem:
The Alt key is not working when the desktop effects are on.

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Comment 1 Behdad Esfahbod 2006-11-07 16:11:43 EST
It's worth mentioning that Sara's setup is that she carried her home directory
from her FC5 install.  The problem didn't happen in a newly created account+home.
Comment 2 Sara Khalatbari 2006-11-13 14:17:38 EST
I reset all the keyboard prefrences back to defaults and removed my Persian
keyboard layouts and the Alt is working perfectly again.

We tried it on two other FC6s and they worked as well.
Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2007-10-23 17:26:44 EDT
When you re-enable Persian keyboard layout (without changing the defaults), does
it work?

(Sorry, for forgetting about this bug -- I am now cleaning our bugzilla to make
sure this doesn't happen that often in future).
Comment 4 Sara Khalatbari 2007-10-23 17:46:31 EDT
Nope. When I re-enable the persian keyboard, I can't use my alt anymore.
Keyboard short cuts stop working actually. 
like Alt + 1, Alt + 2, does not change the tabs in Firefox.
Or Ctrl + C does not copy anymore.
Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2007-10-24 03:10:31 EDT
And just to be sure, that I understand correctly -- when you switch Desktop
Effects off, everything works as expected?

Could you attach to this document output of xev (run xev >xev-out.txt 2>&1,
press Alt, Win-key, Alt+C, Ctrl-C, etc., kill xev with your mouse, and then
attach to this bug uncompressed file xev-out.txt), please?
Comment 6 Kristian Høgsberg 2007-10-24 14:54:41 EDT
One workaround that might work is to say

  gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/compiz
Comment 7 Sara Khalatbari 2007-10-25 11:19:34 EDT
Created attachment 237461 [details]
xev with desktop effects off
Comment 8 Sara Khalatbari 2007-10-25 11:19:58 EDT
Created attachment 237471 [details]
xev with desktop effects on
Comment 9 Matěj Cepl 2007-12-10 04:22:54 EST
Fedora Core 6 is no longer supported, could you please reproduce this with the
updated version of the currently supported distribution (Fedora 7, 8, or
Rawhide)? If this issue turns out to still be reproducible, please let us know
in this bug report. If after a month's time we have not heard back from you, we
will have to close this bug as CANTFIX.

Setting status to NEEDINFO, and awaiting information from the reporter.

[This is mass-filed message to all open Fedora Core 6 bugs related to Xorg or
Gecko. If you see any other reason, why this bug shouldn't be closed, please,
comment on it here.]
Comment 10 Matěj Cepl 2008-01-15 09:39:54 EST
Since there are insufficient details provided in this report for us to
investigate the issue further, and we have not received feedback to the
information we have requested above, we will assume the problem was not
reproducible, or has been fixed in one of the updates we have released for the
reporter's distribution.

Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade to the latest
update of their distribution, and if this issue turns out to still be
reproducible in the latest update, please reopen this bug with additional


{This is mass-closing of all obsolete bugs; if this bug was in your opinion
closed by mistake, please, reopen it with additional information; thanks a lot
and I am sorry for bothering you in such case.}
Comment 11 Behdad Esfahbod 2008-01-15 14:39:05 EST
I believe this is fixed in F8.

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