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bug #54964: on a Linux console, <Alt+Up> and <Alt+Down> do not work

Submitted by:  Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Submitted on:  Mon 05 Nov 2018 08:37:34 PM UTC  
Severity:  2 - Minor Status:  Fixed
Assigned to:  Benno Schulenberg <bens> Open/Closed:  Closed

Tue 06 Nov 2018 08:08:58 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Fixed in git, commit 15ec0eb3.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
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Tue 06 Nov 2018 07:43:18 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Okay, in /etc/console-setup/cached_UTF-8_del.kmap.gz I've simply changed the first "KeyboardSignal" to "Up" and have reloaded the map, and now <Alt+Up> acts as <Up> (instead of doing nothing).

A fix for the reported problem itself is coming up.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Mon 05 Nov 2018 08:37:34 PM UTC, original submission:  

To reproduce, switch to a VT (say, <Ctlr+Alt+F2>), and run 'nano NEWS' there.  Then type: ^W the <Enter>.  And then type <Alt+Up> and <Alt+Down> a few times.  They do not jump to the previous or next occurrence of "the".

On my current laptop, <Alt+Up> does absolutely nothing, it doesn't produce any keycode.  <Alt+Down> just does the same as <Down>.  But today I tried this on my old box, and <Alt+Up> does the same as <Up> there.  Comparing the outputs of 'dumpkeys' shows on my laptop: "alt     keycode 103 = KeyboardSignal".  What is KeyboardSignal?  And who bound it to <Alt+Up>?  And why?

It seems that this has something to do with init and inittab. [1] But my system doesn't even use init!  Oww... what silliness.

[1] https://manpages.debian.org/jessie/sysvinit-core/inittab.5.en.html

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
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    2018-11-06 bens Severity3 - Normal => 2 - Minor
        StatusIn Progress => Fixed
    2018-11-06 bens StatusNone => In Progress

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