Bug#514053: Broken AltGr Seems to be a Gnome bug

Joachim Breitner nomeata at debian.org
Wed Apr 29 21:12:47 UTC 2009

Hi Julien,

Am Mittwoch, den 29.04.2009, 23:02 +0200 schrieb Julien Cristau:
> > Maybe gnome-session-daemon applies the Xmodmap at an unfortunate time of
> > the system start?
> > 
> The difference might also be that in the third case, no key has been
> pressed before the modmap is loaded, which could point to some
> initialization bug in X.  What happens if you run startx with "xmodmap
> $foo; exec /usr/bin/xterm" in ~/.xinitrc?

heh, I had the same idea, see my other mail, which I sent before I got

But your conclusion was better than mine. Indeed, if I make sure I press
a key before Xmodmap runs, everything is fine. OTOH, if I am careful not
to press a key, before it runs, it is broken. So it does not depend on
the time passed, but rather whether a key as been pressed first.

I hope that helps to track down the bug.


Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
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