Bug 85905 - problem with keyboard and shortcuts
problem with keyboard and shortcuts
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sawfish (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-03-10 12:25 EST by Pavel Lisy
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:51 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-04 02:26:19 EDT
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Description Pavel Lisy 2003-03-10 12:25:12 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020913

Description of problem:
In beta phoebe (tested in .93, .94) I have strange problems with shortcuts.
Normaly I use shortcut for starting gnome-terminal Ctrl-Meta-x or Ctrl-Shift-x
(for root term). Both have the same problem.
Terminal is started after several shortcut pressing and sometimes is started
more than one times. It seems to be nondeterminable how many terminals are started.

I try it on two computers on two beta variants.

In metacity is this OK. So it seems to be problem of sawfish.

I use cs_CZ or cs_CZ.UTF-8 locale.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. define shortcut Ctrl-Meta-x to run command gnome-terminal
2. press Ctrl-Meta-x
3. often nothing apears
4. press Ctrl-Meta-x
5. one or two gnome-terminal's are started

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I use it very often and it is very annoying, it is not ready for production use.
Comment 1 Pavel Lisy 2003-03-12 02:43:57 EST
It seems that problems are with chars in shortcuts. Many times when I press x or
c (which are in shortcuts) nothink hapens, I must press it second times. Often I
must rewrite words with x or c because they missing. 

The same behaviour I saw in both beta Phoebe versions (.93, .94)
Comment 2 Pavel Lisy 2003-03-16 04:56:52 EST
I tested it again and found: 
than I set in Keyboard preferences 
longest delay and medium speed it works right or disabled keyboard repeating. 
So it seems to be problem in sawfish interpretation of concurrent keyboard pressing.

Is any capable debug it? 
Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2003-10-04 02:26:19 EDT
This bug should be reported to http://bugzilla.gnome.org vs. the sawfish product
there, if still present in the latest release. Sawfish is provided on an
"as-shipped-by-upstream" basis (though please report any packaging issues
introduced by us).
Comment 4 Pavel Lisy 2003-10-09 04:30:43 EDT
I found for Redhat 9 solution in sawfish list, after I have used patch for
XFree86 4.3 and recompile it, sawfish work right. 

It seems that this problem is no more in new Fedora Core 0.94. I have installed
Fedora on two machines (one upgrade with up2date, second new install from CD)
and I don't remember similar problem.

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