[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#510351: xfwm4 does fails to sent keyboard events to the xtightvncviewer vnc session

Jelle de Jong jelledejong at powercraft.nl
Wed Dec 31 20:12:22 UTC 2008

Package: xfwm4
Version: 4.4.2-5
Severity: normal

xfwm4 does fails to sent keyboard events to the xtightvncviewer vnc session

When starting xtightvncviewer with -fullscreen on a system that runs
the xfwm4 window manager the keyevents fail to go to the svn session.

I tested the matchbox-window-manager and it worked fine there it also works 
fine without a window manager, the openbox window manager had the same issue.
I did not test metacity or any other window managers. 

See also:

X environment: (without x-session-manager or x-window-manager set)
startx -> xfwm4 --daemon -> xfce4-terminal

I use the following server:
x11vnc -rfbauth ~/.vnc/passwd -ncache -shared -forever -localhost -noxrandr -display :0

I use the following client:
xtightvncviewer -fullscreen -compresslevel 9 -quality 0 -bgr233 localhost:0

I would really like to see this issue go away.

Any ideas and comments?

Best regards,

Jelle de Jong

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (100, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xfwm4 depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0            1.24.0-1          The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                  2.7-16            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2              1.6.4-7           The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libfontconfig1         2.6.0-3           generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6           2.3.7-2           FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.16.6-1          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.12.11-4         The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                2:1.0.4-1         X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.20.5-3          Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpixman-1-0          0.12.0-1          pixel-manipulation library for X a
ii  libpng12-0             1.2.33-1          PNG library - runtime
ii  libsm6                 2:1.1.0-1         X11 Session Management library
ii  libstartup-notificatio 0.9-1             library for program launch feedbac
ii  libx11-6               2:1.1.5-2         X11 client-side library
ii  libxcomposite1         1:0.4.0-3         X11 Composite extension library
ii  libxdamage1            1:1.1.1-4         X11 damaged region extension libra
ii  libxext6               2:1.0.4-1         X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxfce4mcs-client3    4.4.2-4           Client library for Xfce4 configure
ii  libxfce4mcs-manager3   4.4.2-4           Manager library for Xfce4 configur
ii  libxfce4util4          4.4.2-3           Utility functions library for Xfce
ii  libxfcegui4-4          4.4.2-4           Basic GUI C functions for Xfce4
ii  libxfixes3             1:4.0.3-2         X11 miscellaneous 'fixes' extensio
ii  libxrandr2             2:1.2.3-1         X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1            1:0.9.4-2         X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages xfwm4 recommends:
ii  librsvg2-common               2.22.3-1   SAX-based renderer library for SVG
pn  xfce4-mcs-manager             <none>     (no description available)
pn  xfwm4-themes                  <none>     (no description available)

Versions of packages xfwm4 suggests:
pn  xfce4                         <none>     (no description available)

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