Dual keyboards no longer work properly in latest X

David Wake dwake at stanfordalumni.org
Mon Sep 28 14:16:27 PDT 2009

Whoops -- meant to send this to the entire list:

It looks as though I need to upgrade X to 1.7 -- thanks guys.

Given that I'm currently on Fedora 11, and Fedora 12 isn't released
yet, is there any way I can upgrade X to 1.7 without screwing up all
my package dependencies?  Do I have any choice other than to change my
OS distribution?  It looks as if even Fedora 12 may still be on 1.6.

(Sorry if this is obvious to everyone -- I'm a newbie here)


On Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Peter Hutterer
<peter.hutterer at who-t.net> wrote:
> 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
> whatnot.
> Cheers,
>  Peter

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