xserver-git and KDM: CAPSLOCK failure

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Wed Jul 18 12:46:16 PDT 2007

On Thu, Jul 19, 2007 at 05:00:47AM +0930, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> Daniel Stone wrote:
> >On Wed, Jul 18, 2007 at 05:07:14PM +0200, Jens Stroebel wrote:
> >>The commitdiff for the commit we'd rather not like to have in our build
> >>can be viewed here:
> >>http://gitweb.freedesktop.org/?p=xorg/xserver.git;a=commitdiff;h=8e5102b9f01821048e72e7f068193a0b3e1816f9;hp=87564543d92c1ee1f8cb6fb9716a15d693e08cf5
> >>but as I have no idea of the internals related to it, I'd be glad for
> >>commentary.
> >
> >Thanks for tracking it down.  This is going to be difficult, ugh.
> Does KDM actually use XInput events? If not, I don't see why this screws 
> things up. This is weird...

I'm thinking that we're hitting a disastrous race with the state
calculation.  Both myself and Eric are seeing random stray modifiers:
sometimes, Ctrl/Alt/Shift are stuck on, and I have to restart the X
server (if Ctrl or Alt is stuck down, this becomes a two-key

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