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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: xorg-x11-6.7.0-r2, XF86Standby: keysym 0x0, NoSymbol
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 07:47:58
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] xorg-x11-6.7.0-r2, XF86Standby: keysym 0x0, NoSymbol by Norberto Bensa
1 Norberto Bensa posted
2 <200407221939.28868.norberto+gentoo-dev@×××××××××.cx>, excerpted below,
3 on Thu, 22 Jul 2004 19:39:28 -0300:
5 > Hello,
6 >
7 > did anything related to keyboards changed in xorg-x11-6.7.0-r2 since -r1?
8 >
9 > I can't seem to make my "Suspend" key work (it was in -r1) Keyboard is a
10 > Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro.
11 >
12 > xev says:
13 >
14 > KeyPress event, serial 26, synthetic NO, window 0x3000001,
15 > root 0x8d, subw 0x0, time 4882596, (763,521), root:(838,567), state
16 > 0x10, keycode 225 (keysym 0x0, NoSymbol), same_screen YES,
17 > XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
18 > XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes:
19 > XFilterEvent returns: False
20 >
21 > KeyRelease event, serial 29, synthetic NO, window 0x3000001,
22 > root 0x8d, subw 0x0, time 4882687, (763,521), root:(838,567), state
23 > 0x10, keycode 225 (keysym 0x0, NoSymbol), same_screen YES,
24 > XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
25 >
26 >
27 > Yes, I've updated every file in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb...
29 I thought it was just me! Logitech Cordless Desktop Pro, here.
31 It's supposed to use the same keysym, XF86Standby, assigned to <I5F>, in
32 /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/inet, which is assigned to kernel keycode 223 in
33 /etc/X11/xkb/keycodes/xfree86, as the MS keyboards. That standby key
34 seems to be the ONE key that has been standardized out of the lot of extra
35 keycodes/keysyms on the "internet" keyboards.
37 Now, as with you, xev is telling me the key is emitting keycode 225,
38 assigned <I61> in inet, but not assigned a non-generic keysym for ANY of
39 the internet keyboards, thus the NoSymbol error.
41 There's a catch, however. It's possible its the kernel, because as I said
42 the XFree/Xorg documentation says the keycodes come from the kernel. I'll
43 boot back to Mandrake and XFree (I use the same kernel on both, and just
44 switched from Mandrake, which I still have on dual-boot), and run xev
45 there to double-check, but last I knew, it was working, there.
47 I had assumed my keyboard was going bad and was now reading the code for
48 that key differently. I was just going to change my configuration
49 manually and obviously have already done some research in that direction.
50 However, if it's happening to you to, also on Xorg, it's gotta either be
51 xorg or as I said, possibly the kernel.
53 Which kernel are you running? I'm running 2.6.7 straight off of
54 (thus, no gentoo or other patches), here.
56 When we get this figured out, it should be filed as a bug, tho it's
57 probably upstream, and since xorg is supposed to be coming out with
58 another release in August, it's likely they've fixed it by now (assuming
59 it's xorg and not the kernel).
61 I'll followup with some more info l8r.
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Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: xorg-x11-6.7.0-r2, XF86Standby: keysym 0x0, NoSymbol Mark Pflueger <mark@×××××××××××××.de>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: xorg-x11-6.7.0-r2, XF86Standby: keysym 0x0, NoSymbol Norberto Bensa <norberto+gentoo-dev@×××××××××.cx>
[gentoo-dev] Re: xorg-x11-6.7.0-r2, XF86Standby: keysym 0x0, NoSymbol Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>