[Bug 23569] New: Certain keyboard keys don't work in Wine when using VNC

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Fri Jul 9 00:16:32 CDT 2010


           Summary: Certain keyboard keys don't work in Wine when using
           Product: Wine
           Version: 1.2-rc6
          Platform: x86
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: minor
          Priority: P1
         Component: -unknown
        AssignedTo: wine-bugs at winehq.org
        ReportedBy: WillWill56 at gmail.com

Bug: While connected to a computer via VNC, certain keys that work perfectly
fine in native programs on the remote computer are not picked up in Wine
programs on the remote computer.

Example: Holding shift and pressing the keys 1234567890 in gedit produces
"!@#$%^&*()", but typing the same into Wine Notepad produces "12345678",
showing that the shift key and curved brackets are not getting from VNC to

Speculation: Keys should be sent VNC Client --> VNC Server --> Wine, but
somewhere along the line the process is broken. But when keys are sent VNC
Client --> VNC Server --> Generic GNOME App it works fine.

Reproduction: The VNC Client is RealVNC on Windows XP SP3, and the VNC Server
is x11vnc on Ubuntu 10.04 (previously tried Ubuntu's built in VNC server, same
bug occured) (this may not matter, but try an Ubuntu -> Ubuntu VNC connection
and see if the bug occurs). Try holding shift and typing capital text, curved
brackets, symbols etc into a simple Wine app like Notepad running on the Ubuntu
computer, then try typing the same into a simple GNOME app like gedit.

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