Why does X11 generate an extra SHIFT when I press Shift+KP_1 ?

Sreyan Chakravarty sreyan32 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 18 18:51:49 UTC 2020

Sorry to have been a bother. I have inadvertently solved my own issue. And
the issue was Oracle VirtualBox. I am writing this from a live boot on
Manjaro i3 and everything works as expected. No weird or mysterious
keystrokes in xev. Thank you for all you help. I am sorry to have bothered
you with this.

On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 9:15 PM Sreyan Chakravarty <sreyan32 at gmail.com>

> > -- some keyboard switching applet, that uses XTest to do that.
> I doubt that this some application running in the background because I
> have faced this problem on MX Linux XFCE, Fedora KDE, Manjaro KDE, Manjaro
> KDE.
> There is one detail that I have left out and I don't see how that can
> affect anything ----- I am running in VirtualBox. All these OSes I have
> tested in Oracle VirtualBox, my host OS is Windows 8.1 which handles
> Shift+KP_1 with numlock on perfectly.
> So the question is that is there any way VirtualBox can be causing this, I
> don't think it is interfering but you be the judge of that.
> > -- some strange intellectual behaviour of the hardware (keyboard
> itself).
> I hope not. Windows seems to handle this perfectly.
> Output of  :
> xkbcomp "$DISPLAY" /tmp/dump.xkb
> https://pastebin.com/trELUzsP
> It is 1912 lines so I used pastebin.
> Please let me know if you find anything.
> On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 12:22 PM Sreyan Chakravarty <sreyan32 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> If I print my current layout can you help me with the rules that are set
>> for the numpad?
>> On Tue, 18 Feb 2020, 12:19 pm Sreyan Chakravarty, <sreyan32 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> So what do I do now? Where do I report a bug?
>>> On Tue, 18 Feb 2020, 1:17 am James Cloos, <cloos at jhcloos.com> wrote:
>>>> yes, for that kb it prob is not any of the weird hw things i've
>>>> encountered.
>>>> not sure why it could do that, then...
>>>> -JimC
>>>> --
>>>> James Cloos <cloos at jhcloos.com>         OpenPGP: 0x997A9F17ED7DAEA6
> --
> Regards,
> Sreyan Chakravarty

Sreyan Chakravarty
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