Strange vnc keyboard problem - only alpha keys not working
psfales "at" lucent.com
Thu Aug 12 17:08:01 2004
On Thu, Aug 12, 2004 at 10:42:01AM -0400, Grant McDorman wrote:
> Interesting. Sounds like it's a problem on the Vaio - that's a Windows
> based viewer, right?
> 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).
That's the next step. I tried ethereal but a quick look didn't help. I
was trying to find out if anything at all was sent when a key is
pressed. But since there seems to be constant rfb traffic, it wasn't
easy to tell if the keystrokes were generating anything more. My guess
(since xev reports nothing) is that the Vaio (laptop) is simply not
seeing the keystrokes. I'll try digging a little deeper.
> Other that that, I'm afraid I can't help much more - I'm more of an X
> expert than a Windows expert.
That's my problem too! Anyway, thanks for your help.
> 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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