Username:user was entering username, but pressing Enter wouldn't move the the
/var/log/x11vnc.logI see a bunch of:
12/10/2010 15:17:39 unixpw_keystroke: bad keysym4: 0xff8d
/usr/include/X11/keysymdef.h, I see that 0xff8d is XK_KP_Enter, that is, the Enter key to the right of most number pads. And not XK_Return, the Enter key that's just to the right of the alphabet.
Looking at x11vnc's source code, I see that
- x11vnc/unixpw.c only checks for XK_Return and XK_Linefeed. But what's more;
- reimplements the huge bloody-effing-inputting-text-with-editing wheel;
- x11vnc's -remap function doesn't happen in the code path that leads to unixpw_keystroke, so is bloody useless for this problem.
Of course, the other solution would be to patch x11vnc. But I already have my time fully commited to reading Irregular Webcomic!
Third point being why was it working for my test setup but not in the field? Well, I had Windows Server 2003 as a VMware Server guest, via the VMware server console running on Linux. So something somewhere was remapping something somehow. "It is always possible to add another layer of indirection."