[Debian-olpc-devel] Bug#555965: sugar-emulator: some keys (e.g. cursor keys) not working (broken keymap)

Sascha Silbe sascha-debian-bugs-sugar-2 at silbe.org
Thu Nov 12 22:26:25 UTC 2009

Package: sugar-0.86,sugar-0.84
Severity: important

Filing as requested by Jonas.

sugar-emulator uses Xephyr, so it suffers from the latters' broken keymap handling. Symptoms are usually that keys will issue the wrong behaviour (e.g. Cursor Up -> PrintScreen, thus triggering a screenshot) or not work at all (e.g. Umlauts).
This issue has been reported upstream at [1-2]. The very latest development versions of Xephyr are supposed to have a rewritten input device framework, so might work better (or even worse).

[1] http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/342
[2] http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=19365

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