KDE 4.2: "up" key doesn't work

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Thu Jul 16 20:36:38 BST 2009

Duncan wrote:

>>> Any hints what might be wrong? It's really annoying.
>> I didn't mention that, but it only happens if I use:
>> - evdev keyboard
>> - user autologin in kdm
>> Also in alpha releases of KDE 4.3.
>> Any hints on how to fix it will be appreciated.
> I was going to say... that sounds an awful lot like an evdev issue.  They 
> did some xorg keysym, etc remapping (I know xorg keysym is the area, but 
> don't know it well enough without spending some time (re)reading about it 
> to know if that's the specifically accurate term) that had certain apps 
> going haywire over it.  In particular, it was apps using certain X 
> extensions that had the most issues.
> Unfortunately, I don't know a whole lot more about it.  But maybe that'll 
> help point you in the right direction.  The only other thing I could 
> suggest would be filing a bug with your distribution, and switching back 
> to the kbd driver instead of evdev, until it's sorted (or not use 
> autologin).  Well, that, and see if you find any kdebugs on it that might 
> have hints.

I can't use a kbd driver, as it is a multiseat workstation[1].
And the evdev driver is the only one which lets you select a given keyboard.

Accidentally, I made an interesting "discovery".

I made:

mv /usr/lib64/kde4/kded_khotkeys.so /usr/lib64/kde4/kded_khotkeys.so.orig

And now the "up" key works after each restart or cold boot.

Could be an accident, but reverting the change makes the "up" key not working again.

[1] http://wpkg.org/Configuring_multiseat_X_workstation

Tomasz Chmielewski

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