Bug 499004 - keyboard mapping of win/alt fails after a variable length of time with usage
keyboard mapping of win/alt fails after a variable length of time with usage
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-evdev (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Hutterer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-05-04 15:01 EDT by Brian Smith
Modified: 2009-12-18 04:23 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 04:23:58 EST
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xorg.conf (1.39 KB, text/plain)
2009-05-19 13:49 EDT, Brian Smith
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Xorg.0.log (222.64 KB, text/plain)
2009-05-19 13:50 EDT, Brian Smith
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Xorg.1.log (46.13 KB, text/plain)
2009-05-19 13:50 EDT, Brian Smith
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Description Brian Smith 2009-05-04 15:01:45 EDT
Description of problem: I map my control key to win/alt using the GUI and it works fine initially. I've been doing it for two months and it never works longer than 2 days, usually it fails about once a day. I haven't found a set period of time or set application that causes it, I'm puzzled. If I don't use my computer for a few days it still works when I come back, but after using it for several hours it will stop working again.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):xkeyboard-config-1.4-7.fc10.noarch

How reproducible: I'm using an apple keyboard but I don't think this is related.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Using gnome menu, go to System-> Preferences -> Hardware -> Keyboard 
2. Layouts -> Select a layout (I'm using an Apple Keyboard so I've selected Apple). 
3. Click "Layout Options..." Then Select "Alt/Win key Behavior" and change default to "Control is mapped to the Win-keys"
4. Close
5. run "xmodmap -pke | grep 133"
it will return: keycode 133 = Control_L NoSymbol Control_L NoSymbol Control_L
6. Now use your machine for a while, at some point during the next several hours, the win key will stop functioning as the control key.
7. run "xmodmap -pke | grep 133" again, results will now be:
keycode 133 = Super_L NoSymbol Super_L NoSymbol Super_L
8. Now reopen the GUI, it will show Alt/Win is still mapped to control (but its not).
9. I'm able to solve this by change it back to default, closing and reopening, then changing behavior of win/alt again. I would like to be able to permanently set this.
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2009-05-16 11:52:38 EDT
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, if available) 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.

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.
Comment 2 Brian Smith 2009-05-19 13:49:17 EDT
Created attachment 344657 [details]
Comment 3 Brian Smith 2009-05-19 13:50:17 EDT
Created attachment 344658 [details]
Comment 4 Brian Smith 2009-05-19 13:50:50 EDT
Created attachment 344659 [details]
Comment 5 Normand Robert 2009-06-24 14:52:57 EDT
On a newly installed F10 system yum updated today. I can not use xmodmap (as I did in Fedora 8) so that the Win key allows me to do various accent for writing in foreign languages using a standard US keyboard. I have no xorg.conf file. If this behaviour is unrelated to this bug I can open a separate bug. Is there new functionality to replace xmodmap for this purpose? I really need a way to do accents otherwise I have to go back to Fedora 8.
Comment 6 Peter Hutterer 2009-06-24 19:16:57 EDT
Normand: please file a separate bug, attaching your xorg.log and your xmodmaprc and a slightly more detailed description of what's not working. xmodmap still works in F-10 and F-11 AFAICT.
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