[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#624684: Bug#624684: xfce4-terminal: stops to accept keyboard input

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sun May 8 08:27:56 UTC 2011

forwarded 624684 https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7587
On dim., 2011-05-08 at 02:31 +0200, Jochen Schulz wrote:
> Hi again,
> I found the trigger of the freeze. Xfce4-terminal always freezes when I
> press the "menu" key (between AltGr and the right Ctrl key) while the
> terminal has the input focus. There may be other affected programs, but
> I didn't find any yet.
> I am using a german keyboard. While running xev in an xterm I get this
> when I press the offending key:
> | KeyPress event, serial 28, synthetic NO, window 0x1800001,
> |     root 0xb0, subw 0x0, time 283483239, (639,374), root:(640,400),
> |     state 0x0, keycode 135 (keysym 0xff67, Menu), same_screen YES,
> |     XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
> |     XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes:
> |     XFilterEvent returns: False
> My /etc/default/keyboard contains:
> | XKBMODEL="pc105"
> | XKBLAYOUT="de"
> | XKBVARIANT="nodeadkeys"
> | BACKSPACE="guess"
> Removing the nodeadkeys variant doesn't help. Additionally, my
> ~/.xsession (which I use to start my X session) contains the following
> to map Caps Lock to Left Ctrl:
> | xmodmap -e "remove Lock = Caps_Lock" \
> |         -e "keysym Caps_Lock = Control_L"    \
> |         -e "add Control = Control_L"
> Please let me know if you need more information or if there are other
> things I should try.

Thanks for the info, I've forwarded that to upstream dev and will try to
reproduce it myself. Not sure if it's related to Xorg, GTK+, vte or
xfce4-terminal, and if the xmodmap is relevant, but will investigate. 

At least here, menu key works fine here.

It might be interesting to start a strace when pressing the menu key and
stopping it just after that, so one can see what happens.

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