x11vnc shift key problems

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Fri Jul 16 19:23:40 UTC 2010

On 16 July 2010 17:28, Tim Henderson <bizdev at pwnspeak.com> wrote:
>> A google search did not help.
>> When logged into my comp using VNC via x11vnc server I have very limited
>> shift usage.
>> Namely shift only "shifts" for ( ) and<.  All other shift usage results
>> in the non-shifted character being displayed.
>> Log results below:
>  > [snip]
>> The output looks similar, however only a 'm' displays, rather than the
>> expected 'M'.  Makes for difficulties entering passwords, :'s, ~'s, ect.
>>    Anyone have a fix?
> I have now tested this connecting from 4 major OS's and 5 different VNC
> viewers, so I must assume that x11vnc is the problem.  Has anyone had a
> similar issue?

x11vnc works fine for me.  It seems you have determined that it is a
problem with the server as you suggest.  A google search for x11vnc
keyboard shift led to this -
http://www.bramschoenmakers.nl/en/node/714 - which may or may not


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