Bug 26805 - Keymap issues?
Keymap issues?
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-02-09 04:15 EST by Ed McKenzie
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-28 21:41:55 EST
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Description Ed McKenzie 2001-02-09 04:15:33 EST
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,
Comment 1 Glen Foster 2001-02-09 19:00:50 EST
Re-assigning to mharris, per the reqeust of pbrown -- Mike, please get on this
one ASAP.
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2001-02-10 02:26:59 EST
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

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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?
Comment 3 Ed McKenzie 2001-02-11 22:43:20 EST
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.
Comment 4 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-02-28 00:14:42 EST
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).
Comment 5 Ed McKenzie 2001-02-28 00:54:11 EST
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?
Comment 6 Brent Fox 2001-02-28 20:22:02 EST
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.
Comment 7 Ed McKenzie 2001-02-28 21:41:52 EST
Sorry my description was lacking ... really, really long week. :)

I'm seeing exactly what bfox@redhat.com 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.
Comment 8 Mike A. Harris 2001-03-18 23:00:35 EST
Fixed in Rawhide.  Try out XFree86-4.0.3 + Mesa 3.4-13

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