Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 436084
ctrl keys seems to get stuck
Last modified: 2008-04-16 13:50:54 EDT
Description of problem:
After upgrading from Fedora8 to rawhide , the "ctrl" key
sometimes gets stuck in some weird way.
Some programs (such as Sawfish, my window manager firefox/epiphany ) believe
the ctrl modifier is always pressed, but other programs (such as gnome-terminal
) behave normally.
That's very annoying because I can't use the arrow keys anymore (they
are bound to actions in sawfish), I can't use the mouse with any
program (sawfish intercepts the clicks), ...
I first suspected a sawfish bug, but killing and restarting it does not
Killing X and restarting it temporarily solves the problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
ctrl key seems to be stuck
ctrl key should not be stuck
using alt key sometimes helps.
xev report no key is pressed, but strangely many apps see ctrl key as pressed.
similar bug report
happens with metacity :(
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
Actually, may very well add these files myself -- it happens to me as well.
Created attachment 297024 [details]
Using the following packages.
Created attachment 297025 [details]
Created attachment 297026 [details]
output of xev
Somehow it might be related to bug 209351, because Alt keys are somehow
affected as well. Alt+Tab doesn't work at all, and sometimes when Alt is
pressed Ctrl gets stuck as well.
When running xev I have just (aside from some small mouse movements) just
pressed left and right Ctrl (no other key).
IMHO this is the same as bug #386091