Bug 77228 - quote keys must be hit twice for keystroke to be recognized
Summary: quote keys must be hit twice for keystroke to be recognized
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 1.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-03 19:57 UTC by Justin Georgeson
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-11-03 23:16:44 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
XF86 log file (49.51 KB, text/plain)
2002-11-03 20:01 UTC, Justin Georgeson
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XF86 config file (1.81 KB, text/plain)
2002-11-03 20:02 UTC, Justin Georgeson
no flags Details
lspci -n listing (420 bytes, text/plain)
2002-11-03 20:03 UTC, Justin Georgeson
no flags Details

Description Justin Georgeson 2002-11-03 19:57:50 UTC
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 20:00:08 UTC
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 20:01:28 UTC
Created attachment 83365 [details]
XF86 log file

Comment 3 Justin Georgeson 2002-11-03 20:02:11 UTC
Created attachment 83366 [details]
XF86 config file

Comment 4 Justin Georgeson 2002-11-03 20:03:54 UTC
Created attachment 83367 [details]
lspci -n listing

Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2002-11-03 23:08:21 UTC
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 23:16:37 UTC
That fixed it. Thanks. :)

Comment 7 Mike A. Harris 2002-11-04 07:03:18 UTC
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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