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FS#32033 - [gnome-shell] some key combinations doesn't work anymore

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by alex (kabolt) - Wednesday, 17 October 2012, 17:38 GMT
Last edited by Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi (djgera) - Sunday, 04 November 2012, 21:26 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Ionut Biru (wonder)
Jan Steffens (heftig)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 18
Private No


After some recent updates some key combination doesn't work anymore under gnome. Shortcuts for applications still works, e.g. F11 in firefox still works.
I use gnome 3 with gnome-shell.
PC: a 64-bit tower-pc and the system Archlinux

Shortscuts which don't work:
ctrl-alt-l (lock screen)
special keys for audio volume
ctrl-alt-del (shutdown-menu)
print (for screenshots)

Shortcuts which work:
windows key
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Closed by  Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi (djgera)
Sunday, 04 November 2012, 21:26 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  gnome 3.6
Comment by DoLpHiN (dolphinziyo) - Wednesday, 17 October 2012, 20:59 GMT
I have the same problem after last updates. I think that keys listed in "Keyboard > Shortcuts" aren't working. It seems to be a bug in some Gnome 3 package.
My system: Arch Linux 64 bit HP laptop
Comment by K. Hampf (khampf) - Thursday, 18 October 2012, 20:33 GMT
I have the same problem on both of my archlinuxes (64-bit) running gnome
Comment by Rene Mujica (rmujica) - Friday, 19 October 2012, 04:20 GMT
I have the same problem, on a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430, running current Arch 64bit.
Comment by alex (kabolt) - Friday, 19 October 2012, 08:31 GMT
In gnome 3.6 the keybindings work again. And gnome 3.6 runs just with some small problems.
But upgrading to it is a bit hairy.
Comment by Peter Weber (hoschi) - Saturday, 20 October 2012, 16:05 GMT
I apologize for begging, because this plea is against the philosophy of Archlinux! Can we use the fixed proposed below?

* The gnome developers itself fixed that months ago (correct?), but doesn't released a patch, so it is already in officiall tree
* Using a major release for fixing plain bugs is not sane nor secure
* Gnome 3.6 is, at time of writing, not in [stable] and it will need some days or even weeks before moving from [testing] to [stable]
* Just pulling the simple fix itself for the current package of gnome-settings-daemon can be delivered immediately and shouldn't be too dangerous
* The Gnome developers suggests this itself
* Usage of Gnome 3.4 is broken in core areas

Talking and persuading Gnome developers leads often not to a solution and just make both sides sad. Thats not personal judgement, it is just the experience.
Thanks, even if you decide not to do this.