Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57007
backspace key generates Delete keysym
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:32 EDT
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Description of problem:
I installed RH7.2 on a box with an old Matrox Millenium video card (not
supported by XF4, so it is using the 3.3.6a SVGA server).
When I start X, both the backspace and delete keys generate the Delete
keysym (according to xev).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.run xev from a terminal
3.press the backspace key then the delete key
Actual Results: pressing the backspace key generates the Delete keysym
pressing the delete key generates the Delete keysym
Expected Results: pressing the backspace key should generate the BackSpace
pressing the delete key should generate the Delete keysym
Running the following command once in X fixes the problem:
xmodmap -e 'keycode 22 = BackSpace Delete'
The Keyboard section of the XF86Config file contains the following (with
AutoRepeat 500 5
My /etc/sysconfig/keyboard file contains the single line KEYTABLE="us"
Removing the XkbVariant line in the XF86Config file also solved the problem.
The installer probably shouldn't ask about disabling deadkeys if it screws up
the keymap like this (alternatively, the keymap should be set correctly if the
option is chosen).
Punting to next release when we're going to fix the dead key configuration for real
Brent can you look at this in regards to the new kbd tool?
The new keyboard tool should prevent this behavior from ever happening. Please
reopen this bug if you see this behavior in future versions of Red Hat Linux
(not 7.3, but the version after that)
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