Bug 48061 - AltGr is non-functional in gdm
Summary: AltGr is non-functional in gdm
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 44718
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-07-09 14:54 UTC by Manfred Hollstein
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:34 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-12 14:29:17 UTC

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Description Manfred Hollstein 2001-07-09 14:54:12 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.3-12 i686)

Description of problem:
AltGr-<key> only generates <key>, thus making it impossible to enter
symbols that are only accessible in conjunction with AltGr. This is exactly
the same bug as the one which had been reported for gdm in Red Hat Linux
7.0 (see bug #44718). Interestingly, after clicking on one of the menu
entries such as "Session", "Language" or "System", but not selecting
anything, the AltGr key is working OK. But, this is not a solution, of

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RHL 7.1
2.Go to runlevel 5
3.try to enter a symbol that is accessible by pressing AltGr

Actual Results:  AltGr is ignored, thus some special signs (i.e. @ on a
German keyboard) are not accessible.

Expected Results:  AltGr should work the same way in gdm as it does when
logged into X.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2001-07-12 16:07:15 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 44718 ***

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