Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 455157
Gnome movement key do not switch
Last modified: 2009-07-14 11:06:49 EDT
I use macbook pro and .xmodmap configuration. When i change movement key to
Super by gnome-window-properties i can still move window both by alt (115) key
and by super key (64).
My .xmodmap file:
keycode 115 = Alt_L
keycode 116 = Alt_R
keycode 108 = Delete
keycode 64 = Super_L
keycode 204 = Print Sys_Req
look like bug in event parsing, gnome check event before xmodmap.
gnome-common is a package for helping to build gnome applications. You might
want control-center (for the gnome-window-properties program) or one of the
gnome libraries instead.
thx, switch to control-centre
What's the movement key? I don't understand the problem at all. Please explain step-by-step how to reproduce the problem and what you expected to happen.
Its bug in some where in X server system. As i understand this problem X server make copy of some keycodes within global variables and those keys going unmappable.
Almost all keys mappable by xmodmap way, except some special keys: shift, ctrl, print screen and some other modifiers.
For example: create simple xmodmap which map all special keys.
Try to map shit to ctrl and ctrl to shift. Print key to F12 and F12 to print. Alt key to Super and Super to Alt.
As i expect exceything should works as i described above, but threy wont work in this way.
Gnome wont to remember you map alt key to other and its still work with old Alt as window movement key.
here an example:
Default code for Super_L is 133, code for Alt_L is 64. In my system gnome window movement key is Super_L.
then i can remap Super_L as Alt_L and Alt_L as Super_L.
[axet@axet-laptop ~]$ cat test
keycode 64 = Super_L
keycode 134 = Alt_L
[axet@axet-laptop ~]$ xmodmap test
Now i want try to move window by Alt_L key, because its should work as Super_L. But its wont to work! Also Super_L doesn't do its job...
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