Ctrl got stuck

Jean-Claude Gervais jc.gervais@videotron.ca
Tue May 31 17:08:00 GMT 2005


	if you were to type lots of AltGr key combinations, could you reproduce
the problem every time?

On Tue, 2005-05-31 at 16:21 +0200, Tobias Polzin wrote:
> Hi,
> first of all: Thanks for the great cygwin-xfree!
> I have one major problem with it: Occasionly (approx every 2 hours,
> sometimes every 5 minutes) it feels like the CTRL-modifier got stuck. I used
> "cat" and "emacs" to see, that in this situations pressing an "a" is
> interpreted as "CTRL-a". If I press "CTRL", the situation is back to normal,
> but pressing "AltGr-something" does not give the desired result and makes
> CTRL got stuck again. Using the funny "Show Cursor" option of the
> X-tray-icon repairs the behaviour... for some minutes or hours. Also
> starting a new xterm -window and closing it repaired the behaviour recently.
> I conjecture that it has something to do with AltGr. As I use the german
> keyboard-layout, I have to use AltGr a lot of times while programming C++.
> I start Xwin with:
> XWin -dpi 92 -multiwindow -clipboard -multiplemonitors -xkbvariant
> nodeadkeys -ac
> I mostly work with a Win2K (with desktop-twister) on a remote linux or
> colinux maschine.
> The AltGr hints in the FAQ did not help me, as they turn of AltGr completely
> and the problem is not the AltGr does not work correctly. In most cases it
> works.
> Any ideas?
> Regards,
>   Tobias Polzin

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