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Bug 2069164

Summary: Most buttons on the GNOME virtual keyboard don't work
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Kamil Páral <kparal>
Component: gnome-shellAssignee: Florian Müllner <fmuellner>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 36CC: adscvr, awilliam, fmuellner, gmarr, gnome-sig, jadahl, otaylor, philip.wyett, robatino
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Whiteboard: AcceptedBlocker
Fixed In Version: gnome-shell-42.0-2.fc36 Doc Type: If docs needed, set a value
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Last Closed: 2022-04-01 04:52:25 UTC Type: Bug
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Description Kamil Páral 2022-03-28 12:03:19 UTC
Description of problem:
If you invoke the GNOME virtual keyboard and try to type something, you'll soon discover that most letters don't work, they don't input anything. For example, from the top line "qwertyuiop", only "euio" are typed in, all other characters are ignored.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. enable Screen Keyboard in GNOME Settings -> Accessibility
2. open e.g. Text Editor app
3. click inside, a virtual keyboard should pop up at the bottom of the screen
4. try to type letters, most don't do anything

Additional info:
I'm not sure whether this keyboard is integrated in gnome-shell, or whether this bug should be reported against some other package which provides that functionality.

Comment 1 Kamil Páral 2022-03-28 12:08:38 UTC
Proposing as a Final blocker. Possibly these criteria could be related:

Please note that the accessibility menu is displayed by default on the login screen (referring to the "Default panel functionality" criterion). That means that you can't even log in using this virtual keyboard. (Also, the keyboard on the login screen disappears after each pressed letter, which is doubly annoying, but probably a separate issue).

Comment 2 Adam Williamson 2022-03-28 16:27:46 UTC
garnacho says there's a fix for this upstream, linked.

Comment 3 Geoffrey Marr 2022-03-28 19:36:24 UTC
Discussed during the 2022-03-28 blocker review meeting: [0]

The decision to classify this bug as an "AcceptedBlocker (Final)" was made as it violates the following criterion:

"A system installed with a release-blocking desktop must boot to a log in screen where it is possible to log in to a working desktop", in cases where use of the on-screen keyboard is necessary due to lack of a physical keyboard, or accessibility requirements.


Comment 4 Adam Williamson 2022-03-28 23:01:49 UTC
Looks like that fix was actually merged in 42.0, so the pending megaupdate should fix this.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2022-03-28 23:03:00 UTC
FEDORA-2022-a69718b1e1 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 36.

Comment 6 Adam Williamson 2022-03-28 23:33:27 UTC
oh, nope. that megaupdate somehow did not include a gnome-shell build...

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2022-03-28 23:37:24 UTC
FEDORA-2022-8b3e009de7 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 36.

Comment 8 Adam Williamson 2022-03-28 23:38:19 UTC
OK, fix confirmed here with that update I just created.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2022-03-29 01:23:39 UTC
FEDORA-2022-8b3e009de7 has been pushed to the Fedora 36 testing repository.
Soon you'll be able to install the update with the following command:
`sudo dnf upgrade --enablerepo=updates-testing --advisory=FEDORA-2022-8b3e009de7`
You can provide feedback for this update here:

See also for more information on how to test updates.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2022-04-01 04:52:25 UTC
FEDORA-2022-8b3e009de7 has been pushed to the Fedora 36 stable repository.
If problem still persists, please make note of it in this bug report.