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#1 2012-10-14 09:09:06

sheomualjy
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Registered: 2011-12-23
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Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

Hi

I have just completed a fresh install of Arch. I installed Gnome 3 (not gnome-extra) and also set up gdm.

One of the first things I did was to set up some keyboard shortcuts that I use often, including starting a terminal (ctrl+alt+T), firefox (ctrl+alt+F), file manager (ctrl+alt+M) and thunderbird (ctrl+alt+B). However, none of these worked - the shortcut can be added through the keyboard settings and everything seems to work as it should, but when I actually press the keys nothing happens.

It seems that the default shortcuts work, such as moving up and down workspaces in gnome 3, switching windows, etc, but none of my own defined ones work.

Has anyone else experienced this problem and/or knows of a solution?

Thanks

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#2 2012-10-14 09:30:23

jrussell
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Re: Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

I lost all my default keyboard shortcuts when I changed to systemd. ctrl + alt + del used to bring up shutdown options in gnome3, nothing now. Volume keys on my laptop also stopped working. Fn + pageUp/pageDown used to raise and lower the volume, nothing now.


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#3 2012-10-14 09:34:58

sheomualjy
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Re: Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

Yes, this is the first install that I have done that uses systemd completely. My other arch install, done only last month, doesn't rely completely on systemd and doesn't have this problem. Did you end up fixing the shortcuts?

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#4 2012-10-14 10:23:22

D4ve
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Re: Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

Same problem here, i did a fresh install 2 days ago and first the shortcuts worked, but after a problem with my xserver ctrl+alt+enter (open terminal) isn't working anymore. Even if i change it to another shortcut sad

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#5 2012-10-14 11:11:29

karol
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Re: Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

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#6 2012-10-14 14:34:40

zdevex
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Re: Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

I am having a similar issue.  Keyboard shortcuts I set myself don't work, neighter do function key commands like volume and brightness.  They were before I upgraded yesterday.  I think it is an upstream issue, my guess relating to something in Xorg, but I am not sure.  I posted a bug upstream here.

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=686102

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#7 2012-10-14 15:33:04

tokoro
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Registered: 2011-11-30
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Re: Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

I can confirm this. Since yesterday my Terminal shortcut, printScreen and volume controls stopped working. Does anybody know which package i can downgrade, so that it works again?


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#8 2012-10-14 15:35:09

karol
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Re: Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

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#9 2012-10-14 15:56:58

tokoro
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Re: Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

It seems that this fits into https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/31910 , which was dismissed too early. All votes should go there.


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#10 2012-10-14 18:48:09

whistlingfish
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Re: Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

Same issue here. No global hotkeys are working on my laptop (Dell 17R). I have none of the testing repositories activated. I thought maybe I had missed something in systemd, so I'm a bit relieved to see it may be more widespread and possibly a bug in the system.

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#11 2012-10-14 19:50:44

zdevex
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Re: Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

The comments in this arch bug report, https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/31910, seem to think also that it is an upstream issue.  So have several other things that I have read.  I would recommend at least posting any relavent data to the gnome bug report that I linked above as well as the arch bug report.  If it is an issue with gnome, the sooner they know it is effecting more people the sooner it will be fixed.

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#12 2012-10-14 20:50:59

zdevex
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Re: Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

Okay I have narrowed down the packages that are part of the problem.

If these packages are downgraded to their previous versions, the keyboard shortcuts work again.

[2012-10-13 14:03] upgraded xf86-input-evdev (2.7.3-1 -> 2.7.3-2) https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extr … put-evdev/
[2012-10-13 14:03] upgraded xf86-input-synaptics (1.6.2-1 -> 1.6.2-2)
https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extr … synaptics/
[2012-10-13 14:03] upgraded xf86-video-intel (2.20.9-1 -> 2.20.9-2)
https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extr … deo-intel/
[2012-10-13 14:03] upgraded xorg-server-common (1.12.4-1 -> 1.13.0-2)
https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extr … er-common/
[2012-10-13 14:03] upgraded xorg-server (1.12.4-1 -> 1.13.0-2) https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extr … rg-server/

The packages are somewhat codependent.  If you don't upgrade xf86-input-evdev and xorg-server at the same time, the keyboard doesn't work at all. The mouse doesn't work if you don't upgrade xf86-input-synaptics and xorg-server at the same time, and nothing works if you don't upgrade xf86-video-intel when you upgrade xorg-server X won't start at all.

The bug reports in the arch bug tracker seem to indicate that in only happens with gnome and gnome derivatives, cinnamon, so it seems to be a gnome problem not an X problem, but I am not nearly knowledgeable enough to make that call for sure.  It could be an X problem that is just not effecting other display managers openly yet.

I linked the Arch linux packages since those are the versions of the software that I know are directly connected to the issue.

If you plan to downgrade the packages, make sure you downgrade them all, or your keyboard/mouse/etc. may not work AT ALL.

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#13 2012-10-15 02:04:12

vrg
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Re: Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

Same here, and yes, those packages seem to be the problem. As discussed in the following thread, a possible workaround is to downgrade those packages and wait for Gnome... 3.6 sad

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1175368

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#14 2012-10-15 14:47:48

D4ve
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Re: Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

Workarounds are boring, lets install Gnome 3.6 smile

I know that sound stupid from developers/testers view, but: I want Gnome 3.6 now!

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#15 2012-10-16 03:12:12

isacdaavid
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Re: Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

My keyboard shortcuts are dead too. It looks like a community-wide issue, do you think the maintainers will be rebuilding those packages or what?

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#16 2012-10-16 10:55:29

dawid.loubser
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Re: Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

I am experiencing the same issue on my Dell M6600 laptop and GNOME 3 after doing an update today: All additional keyboard keys (volume, print screen, etc) it not working.
Very frustrating! Is there any temporary workaround while the bug is fixed? This is a pretty severe bug to introduce in a new release of a package.

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#17 2012-10-16 11:59:50

jackgu1988
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Re: Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

Same for me. No workaround appears to have been found yet. The shortcuts are set in gnome settings but not working.

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#18 2012-10-16 12:36:48

zdevex
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Re: Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

If you have not already, please make sure to vote for the Arch Linux bug here, https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/31910 , and comment on the Gnome bug here, https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=686102 , so we can get this issue recognized and resolved.

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#19 2012-10-16 19:59:54

tolga9009
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Re: Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

Yepp, I can confirm these issues. 2 days ago, I had no problems on my fresh Cinnarch install, but now, I can't regulate brightness and volume via keyboard. Panel apps still work great. I've also checked my keys with showkeys and xorg-xev: my keys are recognized by the system.

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#20 2012-10-16 21:26:16

LiranV
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Re: Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

I can confirm this too. I think It's about a week like this already.

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#21 2012-10-16 22:03:59

jackgu1988
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Re: Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

tolga9009 wrote:

Yepp, I can confirm these issues. 2 days ago, I had no problems on my fresh Cinnarch install, but now, I can't regulate brightness and volume via keyboard. Panel apps still work great. I've also checked my keys with showkeys and xorg-xev: my keys are recognized by the system.

Could you control brightness before? Sometimes I could, but most of the times although the indicator would show that the brightness is changing, it would not.

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#22 2012-10-17 18:20:10

psi.neamf
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Re: Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

zdevex wrote:

Okay I have narrowed down the packages that are part of the problem.

If these packages are downgraded to their previous versions, the keyboard shortcuts work again.

[2012-10-13 14:03] upgraded xf86-input-evdev (2.7.3-1 -> 2.7.3-2) https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extr … put-evdev/
[2012-10-13 14:03] upgraded xf86-input-synaptics (1.6.2-1 -> 1.6.2-2)
https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extr … synaptics/
[2012-10-13 14:03] upgraded xf86-video-intel (2.20.9-1 -> 2.20.9-2)
https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extr … deo-intel/
[2012-10-13 14:03] upgraded xorg-server-common (1.12.4-1 -> 1.13.0-2)
https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extr … er-common/
[2012-10-13 14:03] upgraded xorg-server (1.12.4-1 -> 1.13.0-2) https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extr … rg-server/

Thx, downgrading worked for me. Will wait for fix before upgrading.

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#23 2012-10-18 02:59:29

flockyrocky
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Re: Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

Same issue. It's really annoying working without shortcuts. Hope it can be fixed soon.

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#24 2012-10-18 09:22:11

crixus-ita
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Registered: 2012-09-29
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Re: Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

Same issue here. Tried some workarounds but I think that we must downgrade the packages already mentioned. Waiting for gnome 3.6 tongue

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#25 2012-10-18 16:53:46

jbirdjavi
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Re: Arch x64 fresh install + Gnome 3 - many keyboard shortcuts not working

Just an FYI, this definitely won't be fixed before Gnome 3.6 comes out:

https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/32047

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