Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 475432
gdm leaves "accessibility features can be toggled with keyboard shortcuts" feature on, even when the user has turned it off
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:22:14 EST
Description of problem:
gdm leaves accessibility options set incorrectly before handing over to window manager. This causes problems with some window managers (e.g. fvwm, icewm) that shows up if the shift key is held down the "slow keys" option is turned on, even though it is off according to gnome-keyboard-properties.
This problem was reported against Fedora 9, but it took so long to figure out which component caused the bug, that I don't think it was ever explicitly reported against gdm. In any case, it still exists in Fedora 10.
It was reported as bug 445898 against Fedora 10 seven months ago.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in from gdm-simple-chooser into a window manager like fvwm
2. Hold down shift for about 8 seconds
Slow keys comes on without any dialog
Slow keys should not be left on by gdm when the option is turned off for the user.
As gdm-simple-chooser runs under the gdm account, there are no configuration options that a normal user can use to control this "feature". It has to be turned off for the gdm account:
sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 -s /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/settings-manager-plugins/a11y-keyboard/active -t bool false
That command fixes the problem. Then an ordinary user can turn on or off the slow keys option through gnome-keyboard-properties as expected.
it's settings-daemon that's at fault, not gdm. settings-daemon should behave better when it gets killed.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 445898 ***