Xmanager Forum

Shift Lock

Last post: Monday, September 6, 2004 4:48 PM by Mike, 2 reply

 
Wednesday, September 1, 2004 2:06 PM - Mike

Shift Lock

 
The shift lock key only works for the Mozilla application but does not work for other applications. Is there anything I can do?

The target machine runs Red Hat Linux 9 and we are running Xmanager 1.3.9.

I am using a Microsoft kbd, but this problem exists with all our keyboards, from the very inexpensive to the very expenisive.
Wednesday, September 1, 2004 6:22 PM - Support

Re: Shift Lock

 
You can see the key events generated by Xmanager using the "xev" program on Linux.

Please run "xev" on an xterm window, and try to press/release the CapsLock key on your keyboard. The events look like as following:

KeyPress event, serial 19, synthetic NO, window 0x800001,
root 0x29, subw 0x0, time 26761370, (70,32), root:(658,133),
state 0x0, keycode 50 (keysym 0xffe5, Caps_Lock), same_screen YES,
XLookupString gives 0 characters: ""

KeyRelease event, serial 19, synthetic NO, window 0x800001,
root 0x29, subw 0x0, time 26763624, (70,32), root:(658,133),
state 0x2, keycode 50 (keysym 0xffe5, Caps_Lock), same_screen YES,
XLookupString gives 0 characters: ""

If a Caps_Lock event is generated correctly, your keyboard has no problem.

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Monday, September 6, 2004 4:48 PM - Mike

Re: Re: Shift Lock

 
You are right... The problem is not related to Xmanager. It seems to be a problem peculiar to Gnome, since the caps lock works fine with KDE and Mozilla.

Any chance you can help me with this problem?