Bug#256066: xdm no longer recognizes xvkbd

Paul Gevers elbrus at debian.org
Tue Feb 20 13:57:28 UTC 2018

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Hi Lance,

On Sat, 17 Jul 2004 05:24:06 -0400 Francois Gurin <matrix at spic.net> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 17, 2004 at 03:21:09AM -0400, Francois Gurin wrote:
> > i'm replicating your setup now,  however I have to add that I do 
> > currently use xfree 4.3.0 and xvkbd via XTEST without issues but 
> > not at the xdm login.  It is possible to have xvkbd use XSendEvent() 
> > by adding the argument -xsendevent to the command.  Could you try
> > and see if this works for your setup? 
> I've just tried xvkbd-2.5a and the just uploaded 2.6 with xdm via
> Xsetup.  Both seem to work fine using the XTEST however I did have
> to use the Focus key in xvkbd to direct the keyboard events to the
> login window.  Could the focus be your problem or is there something
> else preventing xvkbd from working on your system?
> tested with 4.3.0.dfsg.1-5 & 4.3.0.dfsg.1-6

It has been a while (14 years), but is this still an issue for you? You
didn't provide feedback to the raised question so if I don't receive a
response, I may close this issue after a month from now.


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