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Re: Weird VNC problems with keyboard layout



Am Sonntag, den 10.02.2008, 12:30 +0100 schrieb Christoph Höger:
> Am Samstag, den 09.02.2008, 15:35 +0100 schrieb Tim Niemueller:
> > Hi all.
> > 
> > I have really weird problems with VNC, using different servers,
> > different clients, but every combination has the very same symptoms.
> > 
> > I'm using a German localized Gnome, with the German keyboard layout. Now
> > if I connect to any remote VNC I cannot type many "special" characters.
> > This means umlauts as well as regular charaters like a dash (and / being
> > Shift+6). It is not that it is just an English keyboard layout but it
> > doesn't seem to be any meaningful keyboard setup that I know. In the
> > beginning for example I ended up copying dashes for commands until I
> > figured out how to solve this. And this is even more weird: I added the
> > US English keyboard layout additionally to the German one. Then I added
> > the Gnome keyboard applet to my panel. If I now start the VNC
> > connection, and then switch to "USA" for this window it works, and it
> > works with the German layout! So then I'm able to type all characters
> > including Umlauts, although the keyboard layout for this window is set
> > to US English.
> > 
> > As server I have used an Vine Server for OS X (also known as OSXVnc) as
> > well as a Qemu-VM started using virt-manager. Clients have been
> > tightvnc, realvnc, virt-viewer and vinagre (last two then accounting as
> > gtk-vnc). The system is an F-8 machine. I just found out about this fix
> > while testing F9Alpha in a VM...
> > 
> > Does anybody know what's going wrong here? Has anybody experienced
> > similar problems? I don't even know what I would file a bug against.
> > Because so many programs are affected I'd expect that this is some kind
> > of Gnome infrastructure problem?
> > 
> > Astonished,
> > 	Tim
> > 
> > -- 
> >     Tim Niemueller <tim niemueller de>      www.niemueller.de
> > =================================================================
> >  Imagination is more important than knowledge. (Albert Einstein)
> > 
> 
> Hi Tim,
> 
> just checked F8 -> F7 using vino. Everything fine.
> I'm going to test F8 -> Debian tomorrow. But thats all I have ;)
> 
> regards
> 
> christoph
> -- 

Hi Tim,

just checked fedora -> debian 4 (vncviewer connecting to vino) with no
problems. So I would guess its a vine bug.

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