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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Mon Aug 18 16:28:34 UTC 2008

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 05:45:17PM +0200, Jan Capek wrote:
> > Ok. Can you tell me how do you start Xfce? Julien Cristeau (XSF Dev)
> > said me that it could be because of the lack of keypresses before plugin
> > initialization.
> I normally start Xfce by 'startx' on my machine. However, on my parent's 
> machine Xfce is being started through gdm. So, the results:
> > 
> > Could you try:
> > - start X and Xfce and don't type anything (for example using startx
> >   /usr/bin/startxfce4)
>     This still gives me the problem, where the plugin loads only the US 
>     keyboard, not reflecting what is in xorg.conf
> > - start X, type some stuff, then start xfce4-panel (for example using
> >   gdm or any dm)
>     X is started via gdm, there are tons of characters typed when logging 
>     in. Layout switching is already active there and works (tested). Then 
>     after successful login xfce is started (probably via Xsession.d and 
>     that whole path - not an expert here) and the xkb plugin is still 
>     confused. I hope I understood this test correctly.

This could be related to

But what puzzles me is that it should have worked via gdm, but doesn't.
Weird :/

You may want to try xfkc too (but that's orthogonal to xkb anyway)

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