Mac Numeric Keypad KP_Equal not transmitted on Lion?

I am porting a special purpose Android VNC client that works with the popular commercial Sibelius PC and Mac program. I am currently addressing the numeric keypad differences between Mac and Windows keyboards. I am sending 0xffbd (KP_Equal in keysymdef.h) but am not receiving the key event on my Mac Lion system running the 4.0 beta server. I am using on the Mac to display the key clicks.

Appears to be a bug.


  • JonathanOSXJonathanOSX ForumAdmin admin
    In some configurations Vine Server does map to the keypad (separately from the number keys) however their are a host of settings and prefs to deal with typing "alternate characters" on a Mac that could be the source of what you are seeing.

    You might get better results by changing these settings...
      * Vine Keyboard settings * Vine Event Posting (under advanced) * What keyboard are you are using on your server machine? * Things differ if the user is off-screen (Fast-user switched). Is this the primary console user?[/list:u]
  • I am using the current generation Apple wired keyboard that has a numeric keypad. I've tried all keyboard setting permutations. Using Hardware Events sourced from Private Event Source is appropriate as my Android application serves as a replacement for the physical numeric keypad, although I have tried the others.

    If I understand your question, I believe this is the primary console user. No other concurrent users, just an attempt to use an Android device as a control surface for a Mac application.

    Thanks for your interest in this problem.
  • JonathanOSXJonathanOSX ForumAdmin admin
    Just to be certain -- it's a US-101 keyboard and that is what is chosen from System Preferences->Language&Text->Input Sources ?
  • I'm on Lion, so System Preferences -> Language & Text -> Input Sources lands me on a dialog that has US checked but also has US Extended and US International PC options.

    This is the keyboard I have:

    How are both Mac and Windows key differences accommodated within the US-101 spec? On Windows keyboards, the key in question is KP_Divide, on the Mac keyboard it is KP_Equal (and KP_Divide is on the right).

    Just to be clear KP_Divide, KP_Multiply, etc work fine. Its just KP_Equal that gets lost.

    Thanks again.
  • Also, the other Input Source options don't have any apparent affect on the problem.
  • JonathanOSXJonathanOSX ForumAdmin admin
    Problem solved. That particular keycode was just missing from the mapping table.

    The fix is already checked in at SourceForge if you want to build a new version yourself.

    We already have some fixes that we are pulling together for another Beta release of Vine Server so you can also wait a few days until that version comes out.
  • Great! If it will be days, not weeks, then I can probably wait. Thanks for chasing the problem down!
  • Has the update been done? The download site is still showing 4.0Beta.
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