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#1 2012-10-13 16:33:19

bwat47
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ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

After I updated today (list of updated packages below), all gnome keyboard shortcuts that use the ctrl or fn key stopped working completely. What could cause this? I've never had any problems with these keys in linux before and they all work out of the box, today is the first time I've had any issue.

List of packages updated:

[2012-10-13 08:34] synchronizing package lists
[2012-10-13 08:35] starting full system upgrade
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded gegl (0.2.0-3 -> 0.2.0-4)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded libglapi (8.0.4-3 -> 9.0-1)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded libgl (8.0.4-3 -> 9.0-1)
[2012-10-13 08:37] installed glu (9.0.0-1)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded glew (1.8.0-1 -> 1.8.0-2)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded gnutls (3.1.2-1 -> 3.1.3-1)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded hplip (3.12.10.a-1 -> 3.12.10.a-2)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded imagemagick (6.7.9.8-1 -> 6.7.9.8-2)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded intel-dri (8.0.4-3 -> 9.0-1)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded jasper (1.900.1-7 -> 1.900.1-8)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded khrplatform-devel (8.0.4-3 -> 9.0-1)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded systemd (194-1 -> 194-3)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded libgbm (8.0.4-3 -> 9.0-1)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded libegl (8.0.4-3 -> 9.0-1)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded libreoffice-en-US (3.6.2-1 -> 3.6.2-2)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded libreoffice-common (3.6.2-1 -> 3.6.2-2)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded libreoffice-base (3.6.2-1 -> 3.6.2-2)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded libreoffice-calc (3.6.2-1 -> 3.6.2-2)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded libreoffice-draw (3.6.2-1 -> 3.6.2-2)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded libreoffice-gnome (3.6.2-1 -> 3.6.2-2)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded libreoffice-impress (3.6.2-1 -> 3.6.2-2)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded libreoffice-math (3.6.2-1 -> 3.6.2-2)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded libreoffice-postgresql-connector (3.6.2-1 -> 3.6.2-2)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded libreoffice-sdk (3.6.2-1 -> 3.6.2-2)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded libreoffice-writer (3.6.2-1 -> 3.6.2-2)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded mesa (8.0.4-3 -> 9.0-1)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded mplayer-vaapi (35107-1 -> 35107-2)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded sysvinit-tools (2.88-8 -> 2.88-9)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded systemd-sysvcompat (194-1 -> 194-3)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded xf86-input-evdev (2.7.3-1 -> 2.7.3-2)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded xf86-input-synaptics (1.6.2-1 -> 1.6.2-2)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded xf86-video-intel (2.20.9-1 -> 2.20.9-2)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded xorg-server-common (1.12.4-1 -> 1.13.0-2)
[2012-10-13 08:37] upgraded xorg-server (1.12.4-1 -> 1.13.0-2)

EDIT: Seems to be a gnome bug, gnome 3.4 has this issue with the new xorg. Works with gnome 3.6 in gnome-unstable.

Last edited by bwat47 (2012-10-14 21:41:03)

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#2 2012-10-13 18:02:21

mbone
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Re: ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

+1.

[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded firefox (15.0.1-1 -> 16.0.1-1)
[2012-10-13 10:00] installed glu (9.0.0-1)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded glew (1.8.0-1 -> 1.8.0-2)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded gnutls (3.1.2-1 -> 3.1.3-1)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded imagemagick (6.7.9.8-1 -> 6.7.9.8-2)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded systemd (194-1 -> 194-3)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded sysvinit-tools (2.88-8 -> 2.88-9)
[2012-10-13 10:00] warning: /etc/rc.conf installed as /etc/rc.conf.pacnew
[2012-10-13 10:00] ----
[2012-10-13 10:00] > systemd no longer reads MODULES from rc.conf.
[2012-10-13 10:00] ----
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded initscripts (2012.09.2-2 -> 2012.10.1-1)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded jasper (1.900.1-7 -> 1.900.1-8)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded khrplatform-devel (8.0.4-3 -> 9.0-1)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded libglapi (8.0.4-3 -> 9.0-1)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded libgbm (8.0.4-3 -> 9.0-1)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded libegl (8.0.4-3 -> 9.0-1)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded libreoffice-en-US (3.6.2-1 -> 3.6.2-2)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded libreoffice-common (3.6.2-1 -> 3.6.2-2)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded libreoffice-base (3.6.2-1 -> 3.6.2-2)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded libreoffice-calc (3.6.2-1 -> 3.6.2-2)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded libreoffice-draw (3.6.2-1 -> 3.6.2-2)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded libreoffice-gnome (3.6.2-1 -> 3.6.2-2)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded libreoffice-impress (3.6.2-1 -> 3.6.2-2)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded libreoffice-math (3.6.2-1 -> 3.6.2-2)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded libreoffice-writer (3.6.2-1 -> 3.6.2-2)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded mesa (8.0.4-3 -> 9.0-1)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded openexr (1.7.0-2 -> 1.7.1-1)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded xine-lib (1.2.2-1 -> 1.2.2-2)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded opencv (2.4.2-2 -> 2.4.2-3)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded subversion (1.7.6-1 -> 1.7.7-1)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded sysvinit (2.88-8 -> 2.88-9)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded xf86-input-evdev (2.7.3-1 -> 2.7.3-2)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded xf86-input-synaptics (1.6.2-1 -> 1.6.2-2)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded xorg-server-common (1.12.4-1 -> 1.13.0-2)
[2012-10-13 10:00] upgraded xorg-server (1.12.4-1 -> 1.13.0-2)

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#3 2012-10-13 18:07:06

abstracity
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Re: ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

Downgrading the following packages solved it for me:

xf86-input-evdev (2.7.3-2 -> 2.7.3-1)
xf86-video-intel (2.20.9-2 -> 2.20.9-1)
xorg-server-common (1.13.0-2 -> 1.12.4-1)
xorg-server (1.13.0-2 -> 1.12.4-1)


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#4 2012-10-13 19:19:50

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Re: ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

there where some bugs reported, i.e. https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/31910. This bug is now closed with reason for closing:  Won't fix. I wanted to comment my observation, that i edited keybindings for launching terminal and emacs that lead to entries in the dconf-database as <primary><alt>t i.e. for terminal, older bindings where named <ctrl><alt>whatever in my dconf database.

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#5 2012-10-13 20:41:16

Raqua
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Re: ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

Can you be more specific as to how to alter those dconf entries? I have searched from them unsucessfully. I found some default entries, but nothing for my own shortcuts. I use cinnamon btw.
Downgrading is not a real solution in a long term.
Thank you.

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#6 2012-10-13 21:28:56

Heinrichmeyer
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Re: ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

changing the entries with dconf had no effect. Here what i found (my entries):

org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys:
custom-keybindings:
['/org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/media-keys/custom-keybindings/custom0/','/org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/media-keys/custom-keybindings/custom1/']
custom0:
               binding: <Ctrl><Alt>t
               command: gnome-terminal
               name: Terminal
custom1:
              binding: <Primary><Alt>e
              command: emacs
              name: Emacs

custom1 was created this afternoon

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#7 2012-10-13 21:35:20

Raqua
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Re: ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

Thank you for reply.
Does custom1 work then? Because I tried to recreate my shortcut and it still did not worked.

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#8 2012-10-13 22:04:59

Heinrichmeyer
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Re: ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

no, no shortcut works since today

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#9 2012-10-13 22:27:24

Raqua
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Re: ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

I have created a bug report for this, please vote for it and add any significant information.
https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/31936

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#10 2012-10-13 22:29:42

Raqua
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Re: ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

One more thing, in my opinion, this is not solved, could OP please remove that tag from the thread header ?

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#11 2012-10-13 23:24:15

hermes
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Re: ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

Heinrichmeyer wrote:

changing the entries with dconf had no effect. Here what i found (my entries):

org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys:
custom-keybindings:
['/org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/media-keys/custom-keybindings/custom0/','/org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/media-keys/custom-keybindings/custom1/']
custom0:
               binding: <Ctrl><Alt>t
               command: gnome-terminal
               name: Terminal
custom1:
              binding: <Primary><Alt>e
              command: emacs
              name: Emacs

custom1 was created this afternoon

I have <Primary> in all of my shortcuts, but none of them work. What do you mean with "changing the entries with dconf had no effect"?
I tried deleting and recreating them, still nothing. Media keys don't work as well.

I also think this is not solved: downgrading a bunch of packages is just a workaround (if the OP actually did that).


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#12 2012-10-14 04:22:52

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Re: ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

Same here, no shotcuts are working. Vanilla Gnome 3.4.


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#13 2012-10-14 09:26:40

gamanakis
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Re: ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

+1 here too, Fn Shortcuts do not work after the latest upgrade of xorg-server. Please remove [Solved] from the title.
Thinkpad X200, intel integrated graphics.

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#14 2012-10-14 09:54:53

Heinrichmeyer
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Re: ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

hermes wrote:

I have <Primary> in all of my shortcuts, but none of them work. What do you mean with "changing the entries with dconf had no effect"?
I tried deleting and recreating them, still nothing. Media keys don't work as well.

I also think this is not solved: downgrading a bunch of packages is just a workaround (if the OP actually did that).

i meant "changing the entries with dconf-editor had no effect"

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#15 2012-10-14 11:56:41

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Re: ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

abstracity wrote:

Downgrading the following packages solved it for me:

xf86-input-evdev (2.7.3-2 -> 2.7.3-1)
xf86-video-intel (2.20.9-2 -> 2.20.9-1)
xorg-server-common (1.13.0-2 -> 1.12.4-1)
xorg-server (1.13.0-2 -> 1.12.4-1)

I also needed to downgrade xf86-input-synaptics (1.6.2-2 -> 1.6.2-1), then it worked. Thanks!

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#16 2012-10-14 12:02:48

nierro
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Re: ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

It do not work there, with xfce 4.10 and latest xorg from extra.
It works indeed woth acpi_backlight=legacy to kernel grub line. I was using acpi_backlight=vendor (and i want to use it).
Any idea?

Last edited by nierro (2012-10-14 12:20:10)

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#17 2012-10-14 12:18:09

trsk
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Re: ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

Same here (Thinkpad X220). Unfortunately, my /var/cache/pacman/pkg/XXX are gone already, so I can't downgrade locally. Is there any chance for a correcting update soon?

Last edited by trsk (2012-10-14 12:19:09)

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#18 2012-10-14 12:20:22

hermes
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Re: ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

trsk wrote:

Same here (Thinkpad X220). Unfortunately, my /var/cache/pacman/pkg/XXX are gone already, so I can't downgrade. Is there any chance for a correcting update soon?

Use downgrade in AUR. Don't know about the update.


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#19 2012-10-14 13:48:37

Syrius00
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Re: ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

Same here, resolved downgrading.

As posted before, it seems like is a bug with Gnome 3.4, which not appears with Gnome 3.6. Let's hope that Gnome 3.6 hits the stable repos soon.

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#20 2012-10-14 14:14:47

nierro
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Re: ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

As i posted before, it happens here with xfce4.10 too.

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#21 2012-10-14 14:29:27

hoschi
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Re: ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

Also affected. ThinkPad buttons also doesn't work anymore.
No log messages (e.g. dmesg) either sad

PS: please remove [SOLVED], it is not solved

Last edited by hoschi (2012-10-14 14:32:52)

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#22 2012-10-14 16:14:54

astex
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Re: ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

Same problem with Gnome 3.4.

OP, please remove '[SOLVED]'.

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#23 2012-10-14 16:17:58

byxorna
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Re: ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

Downgrading fixed this issue for me on an MBP5,5 on extra's gnome 3.4.

[2012-10-14 12:02] upgraded xorg-server-common (1.13.0-2 -> 1.12.4-1)
[2012-10-14 12:02] upgraded xf86-input-evdev (2.7.3-2 -> 2.7.3-1)
[2012-10-14 12:02] upgraded xorg-server (1.13.0-2 -> 1.12.4-1)
[2012-10-14 12:02] upgraded xorg-server-devel (1.13.0-2 -> 1.12.4-1)
[2012-10-14 12:02] upgraded xf86-input-synaptics (1.6.2-2 -> 1.6.2-1)

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#24 2012-10-14 16:47:12

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Re: ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

Same issue with my Toshiba Qosmio X505 laptop. I tried to downgrade xf86-input-evdev (2.7.3-2 -> 2.7.3-1) and xf86-input-synaptics (1.6.2-2 -> 1.6.2-1) and I lost both mouse and keyboard support, which is not a nice feeling. Luckily I was able to reinstall the newer packages and revert to the previous state. Maybe I should also downgrade xorg-server and xorg-server-common, but I don't want to mess up my system. I don't like this "solution." This is clearly not solved.

Also, is any of the bug reports being taken seriously?

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#25 2012-10-14 17:13:15

abstracity
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Re: ctrl and fn keyboard shortcuts don't work after update

vrg wrote:

Same issue with my Toshiba Qosmio X505 laptop. I tried to downgrade xf86-input-evdev (2.7.3-2 -> 2.7.3-1) and xf86-input-synaptics (1.6.2-2 -> 1.6.2-1) and I lost both mouse and keyboard support, which is not a nice feeling. Luckily I was able to reinstall the newer packages and revert to the previous state. Maybe I should also downgrade xorg-server and xorg-server-common, but I don't want to mess up my system. I don't like this "solution." This is clearly not solved.

Also, is any of the bug reports being taken seriously?

That's because the older versions of the evdev and synaptics drivers were built for the older version of xorg; you must downgrade xorg-server and xorg-server-common if you downgrade those. This is only needed (if no one else finds a workaround) until Gnome 3.6 hits either [extra] or [testing].

Last edited by abstracity (2012-10-14 18:45:02)


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