Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 79087
First Ctrl press gets lost with XDM xlogin widget
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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Description of problem:
We are using the XDM display manager and when the login screen appears we try to
switch to a virtual console (1-6) we almost always 'lose' the first time the
Control key is pressed. The second time always works. We see this behaviour when
logging in through X as well. We didn't try KDM and GDM, because we don't want
them on these systems.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start a machine with a login screen from XDM's xlogin widget
2.When the login appears press Ctrl and (eg) F1. The system just beeps. Release
3.Press Ctrl and F1 again and it works
Actual Results: Everythings works OK, but it is rather anoying because our
application relies on a lot of Ctrl key combo's
Expected Results: The first Ctrl should be accepted
We created a work around, with a little C program that 'presses' the Ctrl button
every time xdm starts. It will be sent along as an attachment.
Created attachment 87526 [details]
Work around. Presses Ctrl key once.
Are you using a KVM switch?
No, I don't. I directly use the system keyboard, screen and mouse.
I'm unable to reproduce this in RHL 7.2, 7.3, 8.0, or rawhide XFree86.
Closing as CURRENTRELEASE, as it works for me, and it is quite a trivial
issue that if you were to provide a way to reproduce it reliably to me,
it would be very low priority, and only stand a chance of getting fixed
in rawhide due to that.