Bug 77228 - quote keys must be hit twice for keystroke to be recognized
quote keys must be hit twice for keystroke to be recognized
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-11-03 14:57 EST by Justin Georgeson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-11-03 18:16:44 EST
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XF86 log file (49.51 KB, text/plain)
2002-11-03 15:01 EST, Justin Georgeson
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XF86 config file (1.81 KB, text/plain)
2002-11-03 15:02 EST, Justin Georgeson
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lspci -n listing (420 bytes, text/plain)
2002-11-03 15:03 EST, Justin Georgeson
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Description Justin Georgeson 2002-11-03 14:57:50 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021018

Description of problem:
I just upgraded to XFree86- from
XFree86-, and the quote keys must be hit more than once to
register the keystroke. the backquote key (`) must be hit twice, while the
single quote key (o?=) must be hit three times. This behavior is only exhibited in X.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Hit either the back quote or single quote key, in X


Actual Results:  Must hit the key 2 or 3 times to register keystroke

Expected Results:  Should only have to hit key once.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Justin Georgeson 2002-11-03 15:00:08 EST
Guess I should have proofread before commiting. I just noticed that it show o?=
instead of a single quote. Perhaps this is a little deeper than I first thought.
Comment 2 Justin Georgeson 2002-11-03 15:01:28 EST
Created attachment 83365 [details]
XF86 log file
Comment 3 Justin Georgeson 2002-11-03 15:02:11 EST
Created attachment 83366 [details]
XF86 config file
Comment 4 Justin Georgeson 2002-11-03 15:03:54 EST
Created attachment 83367 [details]
lspci -n listing
Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2002-11-03 18:08:21 EST
This is standard behaviour if deadkeys are enabled.  Typing any of the
quote keys, the :, and various other keys enables deadkey mode which
is used to compose accented glyphs for various other languages such as
French, German, etc.

Are you positive that you do not have deadkeys enabled?  I see that you
have chosen the US International keyboard layout, which I believe has
deadkeys by default.

Option "XkbLayout"	"us_intl"

Try changing this to just "us", then restarting X.  Does that solve the
Comment 6 Justin Georgeson 2002-11-03 18:16:37 EST
That fixed it. Thanks. :)
Comment 7 Mike A. Harris 2002-11-04 02:03:18 EST
Ok, so this was just a misconfiguration then, not a bug.  Deadkeys are a
method of inputting accented characters quickly.  Personally I dislike
deadkeys the same as you do.  ;o)   But some International users prefer
deadkeys as an easy way to input accents, for example by typing:

'o   - to get an o with a ' accent on top, or
:o   - to get an o with a .. on top

Beware of the international keyboard!  ;o)


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