Description of problem:
Upon reinstalling this laptop with F11 (overwriting an F10 install), I've noticed that Alt-Tab (for
switching between windows) only works with Left-Alt, not with Right-Alt.
Old behavior in F10 was that either Alt key was usable.
Not sure if metacity is the appropriate component. Seems to also affect compiz, so it may be "something to do with X".
Please let me know what other debug information you need.
This is a major problem for me: The Tab key is on the left-hand-side of the keyboard, and so Left-Alt with Tab requires either chording with one hand (which is a serious problem for those of us trying to manage keyboard-induced Repetitive Strain Injury), or bringing the right hand over to operate the left-alt key with the right hand each time I need to change between windows.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Appears to be more general: right-alt key not working at all; tried with both the builtin keyboard on this laptop and with a USB keyboard.
Any ideas/suggestions on the correct component for this, or how to debug further? Thanks.
Reassigning to xkeyboard-config, based on
Please let me know what other information you need to help debug this.
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I'm fully up-to-date on F11, and updates-testing isn't showing anything:
[root@brick ~]# yum upgrade --enablerepo='*-updates-testing'
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Setting up Upgrade Process
No Packages marked for Update
Right-alt still fails to work with metacity.
Can you suggest anything I can do to try to debug this/fix this?
Linux brick 188.8.131.52-90.fc11.i686.PAE #1 SMP Sat Oct 17 11:24:32 EDT 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
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Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf, if available), output of the dmesg command, 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.
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Thanks in advance.
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Output from "dmesg"
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/etc/X11/xorg.conf does not exist; I've attached the other requested files. Let me know if there's any other information you need.
you haven't by any chance been able to try F12, have you?
I've been running F12 for some weeks now.
Right-alt seemed to be failing to do anything. This was with both the built-in keyboard of this laptop, and with a USB keyboard.
Revisiting this bug, I just tried: System > Preferences > Keyboards
then the "Layout" tab within that dialog.
The "Keyboard model" dropdown was set to "generic US 105 key" (or somesuch; can't find that setting again).
IIRC, I clicked "reset to defaults" which changed it to "Evdev-managed keyboard".
Right-alt is working well; I can use both alt keys with tab.
I had manually upgraded the machine using "yum", rather than a reinstall, so perhaps my attempt to be an expert backfired on me here.
the keyboard model is in the "Generic" section, still the 105 keyboard model. though in theory that shouldn't make any difference, it's mapped to evdev like most others.
please try switching to that model again and see if the error occurs again. If not, I'll just put it down to random weirdness.
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