xmodmap problems under VNC 4.0
psfales "at" lucent.com
Tue Aug 31 19:27:50 2004
Thanks for your mail. Do you think it worked the same way in 3.3.7?
(Your mail wasn't quite clear) Our experience is that xmodmap worked
in 3.3.7, but stopped workiing in 4.0.
Peter Fales Lucent Technologies, Room 1C-436
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On Tue, Aug 31, 2004 at 10:06:04AM +0200, David Balazic wrote:
> I am guessing that this is a feature of VNC. If you press 'z',
> it will make sure that 'z' appears at the remote end, no matter what lies in
> I think this is so that it works* when client and server have different
> *- is _supposed_ to work. I had some problems in 3.3.7, have to check v4.0
> > ----------
> > From: vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com[SMTP:vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com]
> > on behalf of Peter Fales[SMTP:psfales "at" lucent.com]
> > Sent: 30. avgust 2004 18:09
> > To: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
> > Subject: xmodmap problems under VNC 4.0
> > On both Solaris and Linux, upgrading to VNC 4.0 from 3.3.7 broke xmodmap.
> > I'm seeing this not only in our private builds, but in the Linux and
> > solaris
> > binaries downloaded from realvnc.com.
> > As a pathological example, let's say we want to have the z key send "a"
> > - "xev" shows that the keycode for z is 52
> > - "xmodmap -pk | grep 52" shows that keycode 52 sends "z"
> > - run: xmodmap -e 'keycode 52 = a'
> > - "xmodmap -pk | grep 52" shows that keycode 52 sends "a"
> > - However, "xev" shows that pressing the z key now sends keycode 255 and
> > keycode 255 is still "z"
> > I'm guessing that this is a "feature" of Xfree86-4.3, but I couldn't find
> > any discussion either on the mailing list or on google. Can anyone else
> > reproduce this, or tell me what's going on?
> > --
> > Peter Fales Lucent Technologies, Room 1C-436
> > N9IYJ 2000 N Naperville Rd PO Box 3033
> > internet: psfales "at" lucent.com Naperville, IL 60566-7033
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