VNC / X Server not responding to continuous key presses

Scott Kidder kidder.scott at
Thu Jul 10 00:39:21 UTC 2008

FYI, this has been resolved since installing vnc-server-4.1.2-31 from
Fedora-Updates.  This coincided with an update to the xorg-x11-* packages,
so those updates could have been responsible for the fix, too.  In any case,
I'm very grateful this has been corrected! :)


Scott Kidder

On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 11:18 AM, Scott Kidder <kidder.scott at>

> I've noticed that the VNC server distributed with Fedora Core 9 does not
> respond to continuous key-presses (e.g. hold down a key and expect to see
> the character displayed continuously on the display).  This did not occur in
> Fedora Core 8.  I've seen this behaviour on the PPC and x86-64 distribution
> of Core 9.  I've also used three different VNC clients (RealVNC, TightVNC,
> and Chicken of the VNC) and seen the same results, so I seriously doubt it's
> a client issue.
> I've installed the current release of VNC server for Core 8 on my Core 9
> system and saw the same behavior.  This has lead me to believe that it's not
> a problem with VNC as much as a problem with the X server.  Has anyone else
> seen this problem?  Any ideas on how to correct it?  It's mostly a nuisance,
> but one that I'd like to fix!
> Regards,
> --Scott Kidder
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