Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 449374
xmodmap problems with keypad after upgrade to F9
Last modified: 2008-06-09 10:35:49 EDT
Description of problem:After upgrade to F9 xmodmap does not change all my keys
anymore. I have problems redefining the keys of the application key-pad. I use
the "modification file" as the one attached. On F8 systems this file used to work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
xorg-x11-server-utils-7.3-3.fc9 on x64-86
Always after upgrade to F9
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Upgrade to F9
3.create a .xmodmap file (see attached)
4.put xmodmap <xmodmap-file> in login-script
5.restart X11 and login
Keypad keys do not work as expected
Keypad keys shoud kiv KP_xx codes
Created attachment 307367 [details]
use .xmodmap file
I think that xmodmap is more or less deprecated, and you should use xkb means.
However, I am not sure, and if it is true, we should put something somewhere
some information about it.
Seems to be a problem with the keypad and X86-64.
I did a fresh-install on the machine and the problem is still there
but ... on a similar configured machine with a i686 system it works as expected.
On the x86-64 machine I can modify all keys except the keypad.
Even with the "default" us-keyboard layout <shift-KP1> should give KP_1, but
even this seems not to happen.
So my guess : the problem is not xmodmap but the key processing elsewhere. I
have no clue where to look or where to report this.
Found this on a Ubuntu-forum
In breezy, if you press CTRL-SHIFT-NUMLOCK you turn the keypad into a
keypress/mouse cursor mode. Try typing ctrl-shift-numlock to turn this
mode off and then see if the keypad works or you now have control of the
ctrl-shift-numlock dis the trick for me. I have no idea how the machine entered