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Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: Qemu does not pass pressed caps lock to client

From: Dustin Kirkland
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: Qemu does not pass pressed caps lock to client
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 14:49:55 -0600

On Fri, 2010-02-12 at 12:44 -0600, Anthony Liguori wrote:
> On 02/12/2010 12:17 PM, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> > On 02/12/2010 04:15 PM, Anthony Liguori wrote:
> >>
> >> So basically, Debian carries a hacked version of SDL that changes the
> >> key press behaviour?
> >
> > Yes, the patch was submitted to not change the default but the 
> > maintainer thought he knew better.  Or confused an == with a != more 
> > likely.
> >
> >> That's a Debian/Ubuntu bug.  Shame on them for changing the behaviour of
> >> a library API like that.
> >
> > Indeed.  Maybe the Debian/Ubuntu maintainers for QEMU and KVM will 
> > read this thread and make a fuss.
> I've already updated the bug report appropriately.  Dustin, the ball's 
> in your court :-)

I looked at the original Debian Bug,

The libsdl1.2 package in Ubuntu is no longer carrying that patch,
debian/patches/005_lock_keys.diff.  So I don't think that's quite the
cause of this.

As for reproducing the bug, eventually, I was able to get my host and
guest caps-lock keys out of sync, if I went back and forth, between
guest and host, toggling caps-lock.  What's the desired behavior here?
I don't have much of an opinion (other than that the caps-lock key is a
waste of valuable keyboard real estate, that I never actually use on
purpose, only ever hitting it accidentally and causing problems :-)


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