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Bug 78776 - Keyboard interpretation problem
Keyboard interpretation problem
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: termcap (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Petr Raszyk
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2002-11-29 12:24 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:02 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: FEDORA CORE 4
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Last Closed: 2005-09-01 05:42:22 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2002-11-29 12:24:33 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)

Description of problem:
Hi ! On several machines where RedHat 8.0 is recently installed, when I type 
the key "Alt Gr" I obtain the character 0 (zero).

This fault occurs i.e. with these keyboards profiles : fr-latin1 an us.

The same distribution installed on my portable (Packard Bell) has no problem.

RedHat 7.3 installed in the same material had no problem.

Thanks for help !

Regards, Francois

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
3.type Alt-Grey touch (with numlock active)

Actual Results:  I obtain 0 on screen

Expected Results:  Nothing

Additional info:

Default appears when numlock is active

Table used : fr-latin1 an also us
Comment 1 Olivier Caudron 2003-01-27 05:25:31 EST
FYI see bug #76897 that reports an identical problem.
Comment 2 Petr Raszyk 2005-09-01 05:41:07 EDT
This is not a bug in termcap (see bug #76897).
The console (a replacement for a real console) does not read termcap/terminfo
Only an application running in the console/terminal/terminal-emulator can (but 
does not need) to read termcap/terminfo. For instance midnight-commander running
in the console reads (via ncurses-library or slang-library) termcap/terminfo

Your issue could not be reproduced in FEDORA CORE 4  (using font 'default8x16').

Petr Raszyk

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