Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 603786
alt-shift-! wedges keyboard in tigervnc remote session
Last modified: 2013-04-30 19:46:28 EDT
Using VNC Viewer Free Edition 4.1.3 on Windows 7, talking to tigervnc server in current Fedora 13, when I am typing into an Emacs window in my VNC session and hit alt-shift-!, my keyboard wedges and I can't type any more input into the VNC session, and I can't find any way to unwedge it, even by disconnecting and opening a new VNC session.
Does not happen with Vino server.
Which version of tigervnc-server package do you use?
I am using the server module.
jik2:~/public_html!1027$ rpm -q tigervnc-server-module
do you have ibus installed? If so, is there any Input-method activated when you press alt-shift?
I do have ibus, but alt-shift isn't bound to anything. I have alt-capslock bound to switching keyboard layouts (in my case from USA to Isr), but like I said, alt-shift doesn't do anything. I can hit alt-shift-! on the console and through vino with no trouble.
Can you test http://atkac.fedorapeople.org/tigervnc/tigervnc-server-module-1.0.90-0.13.20100420svn4030.fc13.1.x86_64.rpm, please? Although I
haven't reproduced this bug, in theory this package should fix this issue.
Thank you in advance.
The problem is still there, but now it's intermittent. When I type Alt-Shift-! date RET into Emacs repeatedly when remotely connected to the X server through the tigervnc server module, eventually the server gets into a confused state (I think the Alt modifier gets stuck on) and the only way for me to unconfuse it is to log out so the X server restarts (which is somewhat difficult to do when the Alt modifier is stuck on, of course).
I've just created improved patch for this issue, can you please test http://atkac.fedorapeople.org/tigervnc/tigervnc-server-module-1.0.90-0.15.20100420svn4030.fc13.1.x86_64.rpm? Thank you in advance.
package tigervnc-server-module-1.0.90-0.22.20100813svn4123.fc14.x86_64 (which is newer than tigervnc-server-module-1.0.90-0.15.20100420svn4030.fc13.1.x86_64) is already installed
(In reply to comment #9)
> package tigervnc-server-module-1.0.90-0.22.20100813svn4123.fc14.x86_64 (which
> is newer than tigervnc-server-module-1.0.90-0.15.20100420svn4030.fc13.1.x86_64)
> is already installed
Ok, another attempt:
Can you please check if this package is fine?
tigervnc-1.0.90-0.16.20100420svn4030.fc13 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 13.
tigervnc-1.0.90-0.24.20100813svn4123.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.
tigervnc-1.0.90-0.16.20100420svn4030.fc13 has been pushed to the Fedora 13 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update tigervnc'. You can provide feedback for this update here: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/tigervnc-1.0.90-0.16.20100420svn4030.fc13
tigervnc-1.0.90-0.24.20100813svn4123.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
tigervnc-1.0.90-0.16.20100420svn4030.fc13 has been pushed to the Fedora 13 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.