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Bug 79062 - [META-BUG] Severe keybord input corruption for many locales
Summary: [META-BUG] Severe keybord input corruption for many locales
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
: 79063 79064 79065 79066 (view as bug list)
Depends On: 71136 79063 79064 79065 79066
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Reported: 2002-12-05 09:30 UTC by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-26 21:28:18 UTC

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Description Nicolas Mailhot 2002-12-05 09:30:22 UTC
The speakup patch included in recent Red Hat kernels messes up <ALT-GR> key

This is a major key on many european keybords. For example on a french keyboard
you need it to access <~>, <#>, <{>, <[>, <|>, <`>, <\>, <^>, <@>, <]>, <}>.

The bug occurs both on the console and in X. While not systematic (i.e not for
each key strike), it *will* occur during any meaningful user activity.

It was first reported in NULL, went into 8.0, and was propagated to Red Hat 7.0,
7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 via Red Hat errata.

There has been no public Red Hat activity on this bug since august 2002.

Comment 1 Nicolas Mailhot 2002-12-05 09:44:34 UTC
Well, I did the stupid thing and opened a specific bug for each affected Red Hat

I kept the original bug report as the RH 8.0-specific entry.

Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2002-12-05 09:53:11 UTC
*** Bug 79066 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2002-12-05 09:53:31 UTC
*** Bug 79065 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Arjan van de Ven 2002-12-05 09:53:50 UTC
*** Bug 79064 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Arjan van de Ven 2002-12-05 09:54:08 UTC
*** Bug 79063 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 Christian Rose 2002-12-14 20:07:23 UTC
A problem report was posted to the speakup mailing list. You can read the thread
at this address:

Comment 7 Sebastien BLAISOT 2003-01-06 08:14:41 UTC
seems to have been corrected in kernel-2.4.18-19.8.0 from updates. don't see the
problem with that kernel.

Comment 8 Christian Rose 2003-01-06 10:42:20 UTC
I can confirm that, haven't noticed the problem in the most recent errata kernel.

Comment 9 Nicolas Mailhot 2003-02-26 21:28:18 UTC
Seems this time its definitely fixed in erratas.

I'll close the bug now.

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