[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#490410: Bug#490410: xfce4-xkb-plugin: Same issue with us, cz keyboard layout, more details, workaround

Jan Capek jen at jikos.cz
Mon Aug 18 12:14:51 UTC 2008


thanks for feedback, see below.

On Sun, 17 Aug 2008, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:

> On sam, 2008-08-16 at 22:33 +0200, Jan Capek wrote:
> > The contents of these arrays differs depending on whether the 
> > instance of the xkb plugin comes from a the actual startup of the
> > entire 
> > xfce4 environment or if I RESTART xfce4panel.
> Could you try to save your session without saving, or something like
> that, to enter the session without any panel running. Then wait a bit,
> and run xfce4-panel, and see if you're in the START case or in the
> RESTART case.
I have tried this and that works as expected that is START case is the 
same as RESTART case. So it still looks like some crap in the actual 
xkb stuff.

> It may be related to http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3156 but
> in your case you already use us,cz.
Yes, this is the original that I started wondering about - cz,us from 
xorg.conf makes the US layout broken as I describe on bugzilla (posted 
yesterday) - us, cz is fine.

I had one more idea for testing - I have specified only two exotic layouts 
in my xorg.conf, omitting the US one completely:
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"kbd"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"microsoftprousb"
    	Option    	"XkbLayout"     "de,cz"
    	Option    	"XkbVariant"    ",qwerty"
    	Option    	"XkbOptions"    

... and guess what happened.., the xkb plugin upon xfce4 START 
showing the US flag only and layout change makes it display either (null) 
or the US flag. So, this only confirms the theory that for some 
reason the plugin/panel is not started at the time when the layouts have 
been loaded by the X server, ugh. Whose fault is this?

As of the bug http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3156, should this 
be escalated to xserver-xorg-input-kbd driver? This clearly seems to 
be some xkbd problem.

I am relocating tomorrow, so I will be able to perform further 
tests/answer questions on wednesday.



> Cheers,
> -- 
> Yves-Alexis

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