Strange vnc keyboard problem - only alpha keys not working
psfales "at" lucent.com
Wed Aug 11 21:43:00 2004
A user reported a strange problem with keys not working using the windows
viewer. When she connects to the server some keys are sent, but
other keys are ignored. The keys that don't work are the regular
alphabetic and numeric keys. However, control keys work, as do arrow
keys and function keys.
When we run "xev" on the server, no events are reported when, for
example the "A" key is pressed. But if the control key is held
down, then the "a" keypress is reported.
The problem does not seem to be on the server, as it works just fine
when we connect from other PCs or Unix viewers. And there is no other
evidence of any hardware problems on the PC.
Any ideas? If it matters, the PC in question is a Sony Vaio notebook,
We've tried VNC viewer 3.3.7, and 4.0 (and even TridiaVNC) - they all
show the same problem.
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