Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61186
Alt+Button1+drag does not work anymore in vncserver
Last modified: 2013-04-30 19:33:11 EDT
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Description of problem:
In vnc-server-3.3.3r2-14 running on RedHat Linux 7.1 and vncviewer running in
Windows 2000 Pro, you can use the combination Alt+MouseButton1 to move windows
in the vncserver display.
In Linux I'm using Ximian Gnome 1.4 and swafish WM.
When I upgrade to vnc-server-3.3.3r2-18.3 , this feature is no longer
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Gnome in vncserver
2. Try to move a Window usgin Alt+MouseButton1
3. You can't
Expected Results: You should be able to move the window
Short Description: can't move a window using Alt+MouseBottom1
Can you try giving the -compatiblekdb option to the VNC server to see if that
makes it work again?
This is my config:
- RedHat 7.1
- RedHat 7.2
I can't try the option -compatiblekdb because that option is not supported in
the vnc-server version installed on RedHat 7.1
Maybe the problem is in vncviewer?
I don't understand: I thought you said you had upgraded to vnc-server-3.3.3r2-18.3?
I upgraded again to RedHat 7.3 and in RH7.3 the vnc-server version is:
I can reproduce this bug using this version of vnc-server running in Linux
and a client running WindowsXP and this versions of vnc-clients:
- TightVNC 1.2.3
- Official vnc-client vnc-3.3.3r9
It seems that the Alt key pressed in Windows does not get passed to the
vnc-server or the vnc-server does not understand the Alt key.
I have restored the vnc-server in the Linux server with this version:
and now the Alt key works again. No change made to the X11 session, so I
conclude that the problem is in the vnc-server shipped with RedHat 7.3
Sorry about the delay
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Hi, please, try to reproduce this bug with latest vnc.
I'm going to close this bug because RHL doesn't have support. If the bug is in
latest vnc release, I'm ready to reopen this bug