Thu Apr 2 14:47:00 GMT 2009
> I believe I have fixed the problem. What program do you use for
> displaying the keycodes so I can test the fix before sending in the patch?
xev is the program for testing, thanks.
> Thomas Wolff wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I've managed to re-activate my Cygwin/XFree (there had been this
> > disabled keyboard problem with a non-cygwin XKEYSYMDB variable setting
> > since some recent release...).
> > So I discovered that, assumedly with that recent major revision,
> > a keyboard handling deficiency has been introduced:
> > The keys of the right keypad (aka "numeric keypad") do no longer
> > emit the keysyms KP_Home, KP_Up etc as they used to do but just
> > plainly Home, Up etc which are also the keysyms of the small keypad
> > (aka "editing keypad"). This makes them indistinguishable for any
> > application - even worse, this cannot be fixed by configuration since
> > they even send the same keycodes!
> > These are different keys - considering them as aliases is a waste of
> > physical resources - and they must be distinguishable for an application.
> > That means, they must have different keycodes and they should also have
> > different keysyms by default - that's what the KP_ keysyms are designed for.
> > Thanks and kind regards,
> > Thomas
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