Problems with keyboard using evdev

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Thu Nov 20 15:02:06 PST 2008

On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 11:56:51PM +0100, Matija Šuklje wrote:
> I've switched my keyboard settings to HAL as well, because when I moved my 
> mouse and touchpad to HAL and left the keyboard settings in 'xorg.conf', the 
> keyboard really went crazy (e.g. repeated every key pressed three times).

> What happens now is that some keybindings seem to work like they do in the 
> console (instead of like they should in X). Examples:
> * Ctrl+c kills X
> * Ctrl+Backspace kills X
> * "WinKey" goes a VT backwards (e.g. from tty7 to tty6)
> * "MenuKey" goes a VT forwards (e.g. from tty7 to tty8)
> * Ctrl+Fx goes to the VT 'x' (e.g. Ctrl+F1 goes to tty1, Ctrl+F12 goes to 
> tty12)
> * Alt+ArrowLeft goes a VT backwards
> * Alt+ArrowRight goes a VT forwards
> I'm pretty sure there's a simple solution that I'm unable to see.

update to evdev 2.1 and server 1.5.3 or master.

Note that for 1.5.3 you need one extra patch:


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