Keycode 111 starts ksnapshot (hardcoded?)

Bug #67894 reported by Matthias on 2006-10-24
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kdelibs (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: kdebase

Recently, an annoying bug was reported the KDE developers, but they say that it's not a KDE bug but a bug in the distribution. See this bug here:

I believe that this is actually a KDE bug, but still you might want to check it out. This is extremely annoying, because the standard kbd driver from 7.1 doesn't work for me.

Pär Lindfors (paran) wrote :

I can confirm this.

kdelibs assumes that keycode 111 is always PrintScrn and launches ksnapshot. When using evdev (xserver-xorg-input-evdev) for keybord input with a normal PC keyboard then keycode 111 is the "Up" key, and this gets very annoying.

There is a patch in the upstream bug tracker, and it is also applied to upstream SVN. It applies without problems and fixes the bug on Edgy as well.

I am attaching a version of the patch modified for kdelibs_3.5.5-0ubuntu3 using cdbs-edit-patch. I hope that this can be included in some later update for Edgy. Not being able to use the Up key should qualify as a severe regression.

Changed in kdelibs:
status: Unknown → Rejected
Pär Lindfors (paran) on 2007-01-06
Changed in kdebase:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Yuriy Kozlov (yuriy-kozlov) wrote :

Fix committed to SVN in december, so this is fixed in KDE 3.5.6.

Changed in kdelibs:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in kdelibs:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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