Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 26805
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:22 EDT
Selecting the 104-key keyboard in anaconda causes my Windows and Alt keys
to be swapped once the system is up. Same problem on 7.0, but not 6.2,
Re-assigning to mharris, per the reqeust of pbrown -- Mike, please get on this
I don't have a Win95 keyboard to test with, although I think I found the
correct file that needs to be modified. Not sure what needs to be changed
On the system:
In XFree86 source:
Can someone with a Windows 95 104 key keyboard check this out, perhaps find
a solution? Alternatively, can someone send me a 104 key keyboard?
Choosing 105-key Int'l for the keyboard type seems to fix it. However, I'm
fairly sure I only have 104 keys, as this is a plain-vanilla US keyboard.
Are you sure they actually are swapped? I vaguely remember having this setup
before: alt is alt, windows keys are now meta (what alt usually is).
I don't know if they're "actually swapped," but after installing Fisher I
noticed that Alt-Fx no longer switched desktops in GNOME and that emacs metakeys
seemed to not work as I expected. After some fooling around I figured out that
the Win key was doing what Alt did for me in older RH releases.
Anyway, installing Wolverine with a 105-key keyboard (the default) seemed to fix
it, but I think maybe there should be clarification on what the difference is
between that and 104?
Ok, I have a 104 key keyboard that I'm willing to test on. I did an install
with Wolverine and things seem to be messed up with the Alt-Ctrl-Windows key.
The Windows key behaves like Alt...so the <Windows><Tab> combination scrolls
through window selections. Mike, if you know what needs to be fixed, please
give it a try. Reassign it to me if you need further testing.
Sorry my description was lacking ... really, really long week. :)
I'm seeing exactly what firstname.lastname@example.org is seeing, namely, Win-tab being
necessary to switch apps and Alt-tab doing nothing at all. Likewise, Win-Fx
switches desktops, while Alt-Fx does nothing. Reinstalling Wolverine with the
105-key keyboard did seem to fix it, but I definitely have a 104-key keyboard.
Fixed in Rawhide. Try out XFree86-4.0.3 + Mesa 3.4-13