Bug 410291 - strange behavior with dogtail.rawinput.pressKey()
Summary: strange behavior with dogtail.rawinput.pressKey()
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: at-spi
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthias Clasen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-12-04 13:04 UTC by Alexander Todorov
Modified: 2009-01-09 05:25 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-01-09 05:25:17 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
virsh dumpxml output (1.03 KB, text/plain)
2007-12-18 09:23 UTC, Alexander Todorov
no flags Details

External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
GNOME Bugzilla 508147 None None None Never

Description Alexander Todorov 2007-12-04 13:04:30 UTC
Description of problem:
Originaly filed as:
The VNC viewer used to show a xen guest's console doesn't handle AT-SPI events

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use virt-install to start a Xen HVM (para virt should do as well) installation
2. Wait for the VNC console to appear
3. start python
3. use dogtail.rawinput.pressKey(':') which sould generate a key press event at
the VNC console
4. instead of colon ':' there appears a semi-colon ';'
Actual results:
VNC widget shows a semi-colon instead of colon

Expected results:
VNC widget shows the exact same characters as dogtail.rawinput instructs it to show.

Additional info:
Same behavior occurs with Fedora8/virt-viewer(GTK VNC widget) and
RHEL5/vncviewer(vnc package).

Comment 1 Alexander Todorov 2007-12-04 13:06:52 UTC
I am still not sure if the bug is in the viewer or the underlying GTK/VNC widget.

Comment 2 Michal Babej 2007-12-17 12:52:58 UTC
Xorg + vnc extension works for me. So i think this is vnc related issue.

Comment 3 Daniel Berrange 2007-12-17 14:05:20 UTC
Can you tell me what keymap you have configured on your local X desktop, what
keymap is configured inside the guest OS, and include the output of 'virsh
dumpxml [name of guest]' for the guest that you are trying to view.

Comment 4 Alexander Todorov 2007-12-18 09:23:33 UTC
Created attachment 289867 [details]
virsh dumpxml output

> keymap configured inside the guest OS
I'm not sure how do I tell. I hit the bug when booting the installation media.

> keymap configured on your local X desktop
Same here. I don't remember doing some speciffic settings in my GNOME session. 

Which file should I look for that?

Additional info:
I've tried both when running GNOME and when running Xvnc without anything else
started. Hit the bug both times.

Comment 5 Michal Babej 2008-01-08 13:12:41 UTC
moving to at-spi component, since i'm pretty sure it's a bug in at-spi-registryd.

VNC server doesn't support XKB extension, and
contains this piece of code:

static gboolean
dec_lock_modifiers (SpiDEController *controller, unsigned modifiers)
        return XkbLockModifiers (spi_get_display (), XkbUseCoreKbd, 
                          modifiers, modifiers);

So locking any modifier keys doesn't work through VNC.

Comment 6 Michal Babej 2008-01-10 15:10:54 UTC
provided a patch in the upstream bug, needs review though.

Comment 7 Alexander Todorov 2008-01-10 16:05:22 UTC
Michal provided custom build rpms for RHEL 5.1 and I verified that his patches work.

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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 05:25:17 UTC
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