Opened 7 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#120 closed usability (Cannot Reproduce)

Tab and Esc keys mapping troubles

Reported by: mm148881@… Owned by: jeremyhu@…
Priority: Important Milestone: 2.3.0
Component: X11.pkg Version: 2.2.1 (xserver-1.3.0-apple20)
Keywords: <tab>, <esc>, keymap Cc:

Description

Hi,
I recently upgraded my PowerMac to 10.5.3 Mac os X server and installed the latest version of Xquartz (2.2.1). Compared X11 I used to use on the 10.4 Mac os x server distribution, I have a major problem. The <tab> and <esc> keys are not mapped correctly on my (standard international English Mac) keybord. To obtain the <tab> key I have to type <shift>-<tab> and I cannot figure out how to get the true <esc> key. Is this feature/bug known and how do I work around it?
Cheers
Massimo

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by mm148881@…

  • Type changed from crash to usability

Sorry the type is usability not crash!

comment:2 follow-up: Changed 7 years ago by jeremyhu@…

  • Milestone set to 2.3.0
  • Status changed from new to assigned

I am certainly not experiencing this proble. If I open up xterm, tab completion works as expected. tab is inserted correctly in my editors... I think this may be the stuck modifier key problem rather than a bad mapping. Can you please close and restart X11 and try it fresh. Do not change spaces or do anything else that requires the modifier keys.

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 7 years ago by mm148881@…

Replying to jeremyhu@freedesktop.org:

I am certainly not experiencing this proble. If I open up xterm, tab completion works as expected. tab is inserted correctly in my editors... I think this may be the stuck modifier key problem rather than a bad mapping. Can you please close and restart X11 and try it fresh. Do not change spaces or do anything else that requires the modifier keys.

Actually, I see nothing of that sort on another machine running Mac OS X 10.5.3. But the problem persists on a MAC OS X server 10.5.3. I tried already what you suggested, but it did not do any good. I found a fix, but I can't understand why it works. The fix is to clear mod1 and mod2 with xmodmap. Frankly, I don't know why and where they are set originally to:

mod1 Mode_switch (0x42), Mode_switch (0x45)
mod2 Meta_L (0x3f), Meta_R (0x47)

But now I have got another problem!! The key "`" switches me from one X11 session to the other. Please note, that I have got this problem only on the Leopard server.

Thank for taking your time to answer
Massimo

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by jeremyhu@…

Yeah, this really seems like you have a stuck modifier key. There should be no difference at all between the normal and server versions of OSX with respect to X11.

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by jeremyhu@…

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

No response, closing.

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