Package Details: xorg-server-bug865 1.20.8-2

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Package Base: xorg-server-bug865
Description: Xorg X server with the patch for freedesktop bug 865 (need to kick hotkeys on release, not press)
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Licenses: custom
Groups: xorg
Conflicts: glamor-egl, nvidia-utils<=331.20, xf86-video-modesetting, xorg-server
Provides: X-ABI-EXTENSION_VERSION=10.0, X-ABI-VIDEODRV_VERSION=24.0, X-ABI-XINPUT_VERSION=24.1, x-server, xorg-server=1.20.8
Replaces: glamor-egl, xf86-video-modesetting
Submitter: kyak
Maintainer: kyak
Last Packager: kyak
Votes: 38
Popularity: 0.059707
First Submitted: 2012-03-13 18:20
Last Updated: 2020-05-06 05:47

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kyak commented on 2020-05-18 08:12

@trollixx Zero chances. We will celebrate 16 years of this bug in couple of months. Making it a configuration won't change anything, because basically this is how it should work by a "specification", and Xorg is so cool that it doesn't break promises made in 90s.


trollixx commented on 2020-05-17 23:15

Any chances of getting the patch upstreamed? I see that the configuration bit is currently missing, but are there any other known issues?

kyak commented on 2020-05-06 05:53

Heads up: rebuild this package when nettle 3.6 ( exists testing.

kyak commented on 2020-03-28 14:50

@uxaked I believe the best way is to use AUR helper that can handle wrong architecture automatically, such as pikaur.

uxaked commented on 2020-03-26 21:48

is it possible to make aarch64 version of this package?

OLStefan commented on 2019-08-11 16:51

Okay, there was a misunderstanding on my side on what this patch fixes and it seems it does not help me with my problem.

Thank you very much anyways.

kyak commented on 2019-08-11 16:47

@OLStefan this patch is only relevant for group actions, i.e. key combinations like Ctrl+Shift etc. It won't work for single keys (like super key).

You are saying that Alt+Shift+Tab still "works" in mainstream Xorg after setting keyboard switching shortcut to Alt+Shift. It shouldn't work: either you don't really understand what this patch fixes, or you messed something up in your system.

OLStefan commented on 2019-08-11 16:36

I tried using 'setxkbmap -option grp:alt_shift_toggle' with both this package and the mainstream version, with both the Alt+Shift+Tab Shortcut did work.

I also restarted after installing each of the xorg-server packages I tried.

bergentroll commented on 2019-08-11 16:10

OLStefan, seems patch works only with Xorg keybindings, and Xfce keybindings work on another layer. Try to set keyboard switching to Alt + Shift (e.g. with setxkbmap -option grp:alt_shift_toggle). Alt + Shift + Tab shortcut should be broken now with mainstream Xorg and working with this package.

OLStefan commented on 2019-08-11 15:57

I have set a hotkey (for example open the Whisker-menu on press of the super key) via the Xfce keyboard settings.

I also wanted to set hotkeys for window tiling, like in Windows, so set super and left to tile the window to the left. But the problem is as soon as i hit the super key the whisker menu opens and prevents me from using the tiling hotkey.

I'd expect that with using this patch the Whisker hotkey would only kick if I release the super key without pressing other keys, so i can use other shortcuts using the super key as a modifier.