Strange vnc keyboard problem - only alpha keys not working
grant.mcdorman "at" cedara.com
Thu Aug 12 15:42:01 2004
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Interesting. Sounds like it's a problem on the Vaio - that's a Windows
based viewer, right?
All I can suggest at this point is to look at keyboard settings on the
Vaio. Unfortunately, I don't know much about such things in Windows. I
do know that the VNC viewer takes the keystrokes and sends them as key
events - using, as I recall, the X keysym values.
It would be interesting to see what the viewer is actually sending for
the keypresses; any ethernet monitoring tool (or proxy) would work, as
well as a hacked VNC server or proxy (rfbproxy).
Other that that, I'm afraid I can't help much more - I'm more of an X
expert than a Windows expert.
Peter Fales wrote:
| Thanks for the quick reply, but I don't see how this could be a problem
| on the server. If it were, wouldn't all clients behave the same way?
| Note that we've tried several different PCs as viewers and they all work
| fine. This is the same Xvnc server - not even restarting. i.e.
| - connect from desktop PC viewer - it works
| - connect from Vaio - no alpha keys
| - connect from Unix viewer - it works
| If we connect both the desktop and Vaio as shared viewers, you can even
| type a command (like "ls") on the desktop viewer, then hit return on the
| Vaio to get the output. But, you can't type "ls" on the Vaio.
Grant McDorman <grant.mcdorman "at" cedara.com>, Sr. Software Design Consultant
Cedara Software Corp. <URL:http://www.cedara.com>
~ (formerly I.S.G. Technologies Inc.)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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