Bug 244600 - vncviewer in vnc-4.1.2-18.fc7 does not pass ctrl-key combination
Summary: vncviewer in vnc-4.1.2-18.fc7 does not pass ctrl-key combination
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center
Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Control Center Maintainer
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-06-17 23:24 UTC by Kevin Street
Modified: 2007-12-19 16:02 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-12-19 16:02:02 UTC

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Description Kevin Street 2007-06-17 23:24:39 UTC
Description of problem:
vncviewer in vnc-4.1.2-18.fc7 does not pass ctrl-key combinations eg. ctrl-u in
terminal window.  Installing back level vnc-4.1.2-16.fc7 on client works as

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
always when pressing ctrl plus character

Steps to Reproduce:
1.open vncviewer to linux vnc server
2.open a gnome-terminal in vncviewer window
3.type stuff on command line
4.press ctrl-u (expecting it to delete back to beginning of line)
5.see 'u' appear on line instead

Actual results:
ctrl-char passes char to server

Expected results:
ctrl-char passes ctrl-char to server

Additional info:

Comment 1 Adam Tkac 2007-06-18 08:14:57 UTC
Looks like same bug as #188169 . I removed patch in vnc-4.1.2-17.fc7 . Let me
make next round of thinking about this issue and try fix problems whose this
patch brough.


Comment 2 Adam Tkac 2007-06-18 11:50:51 UTC
Main problem is that "grab pointer" feature in control-center grabs ctrl key. So
vncviewer doesn't get "KeyPress" event and can't handle it correctly.
Reassigning to control-center for investigation what could be done.


Comment 3 Kevin Street 2007-06-18 17:48:10 UTC
Yes, un-checking "Highlight the pointer when you press Ctrl" in
System->Preferences->Hardware->Mouse lets vncviewer in vnc-4.1.2-18.fc7 work

Comment 4 Pierre VALIRON 2007-11-13 20:43:01 UTC
I encountered the same bug after upgrading my laptop to FC8. 
Installing back level vnc-4.1.2-16.fc7 solved the problem as above. 
I suggest to stick to version 4.1.2-16 in the fedora repository for FC7 and FC8
until the bug is fixed.  

Comment 5 Bastien Nocera 2007-12-19 16:02:02 UTC
The feature doesn't exist anymore in F8.

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