+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #410291 +++
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):
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 ';'
VNC widget shows a semi-colon instead of colon
VNC widget shows the exact same characters as dogtail.rawinput instructs it to show.
Same behavior occurs with Fedora8/virt-viewer(GTK VNC widget) and
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2007-12-04 08:06 EST --
I am still not sure if the bug is in the viewer or the underlying GTK/VNC widget.
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2007-12-17 07:52 EST --
Xorg + vnc extension works for me. So i think this is vnc related issue.
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2007-12-17 09:05 EST --
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.
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2007-12-18 04:23 EST --
Created an attachment (id=289867)
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?
I've tried both when running GNOME and when running Xvnc without anything else
started. Hit the bug both times.
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2008-01-08 08:12 EST --
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:
dec_lock_modifiers (SpiDEController *controller, unsigned modifiers)
return XkbLockModifiers (spi_get_display (), XkbUseCoreKbd,
So locking any modifier keys doesn't work through VNC.
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2008-01-10 10:10 EST --
provided a patch in the upstream bug, needs review though.
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2008-01-10 11:05 EST --
Michal provided custom build rpms for RHEL 5.1 and I verified that his patches work.
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Michal, I don't see a patch in the upstream bug.
Can you attach it there ? Or here. Or in both places...
(In reply to comment #3)
> Michal, I don't see a patch in the upstream bug.
> Can you attach it there ? Or here. Or in both places...
Patch is attached here:
Michal filed another BZ at GNOME's website.
Tested and verified with provided at-spi package from Michal.
Other packages were standard RHEL5.1
Built at-spi-1.7.11-3.el5 with the patch
Fails QA with:
Alex, can you provide more specifics than just "Fails QA" ?
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