Dual keyboards no longer work properly in latest X

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Sun Sep 27 16:13:01 PDT 2009

On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 11:17:25AM -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-09-24 at 14:04 -0700, David Wake wrote:
> > This is driving me nuts because I am used to using two separate
> > keyboards, one for each hand. Does anyone have any ideas on how to
> > debug or fix this? Even a clue as to how to debug X's handling of
> > modifier keys would be very welcome!
> I've seen this in 1.6.x but not in 1.7.x.  I tried to chase it down in
> 1.6 but ran screaming away.

1.6 (and 1.5 IIRC) was designed to not do that so that qualifies as a
feataure. 1.7 handles this quite different though and we brought that
functionality back after seeing the error of our ways and being humble and


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