[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#490013: xfce4-xkb-plugin: Not starting when layout 'ro' with variant 'std' is used

Igor Stirbu igor.stirbu at gmail.com
Wed Jul 9 09:19:05 UTC 2008

Package: xfce4-xkb-plugin
Version: 0.4.3-1
Severity: important


On my system I use three keyboard layouts which
are configured through xorg.conf as follows:

Option "XkbLayout"  "us,ro,ru"
Option "XkbVariant" ",std,phonetic"

or set manually with:

setxkbmap -model pc105 -layout us,ro,ru -variant ,std,phonetic

With this configuration, since the last modifications
of the xkb-data package [1], which included improvements
of the romanian layout, the plugin is not able to start.
I tried to debug the issue but did not come up with a

Meanwhile, I reconfigured the xkb settings with the following

Option "XkbLayout"  "ro,us,ru"
Option "XkbVariant" "std,,phonetic"


setxkbmap -model pc105 -layout ro,us,ru -variant std,,phonetic

and this works, ie the xkb plugin functions as expected. During
debug I observed that the symnames from both layouts differ. The
first layout generates this symname


and the last one (that works) gives this:


and this also causes the symbol_names to differ (duplicate 'RO'
entry in former).

I wasn't sure to which package send this bug (the other one is
xkb-data) but the layout that is not working with xkb plugin
works fine with the kde4 language switcher.

Igor Stirbu

[1] http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/x/xkeyboard-config/xkeyboard-config_1.3-1/changelog

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (650, 'testing'), (600, 'unstable'), (550, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.25-2-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages xfce4-xkb-plugin depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0                   1.22.0-1   The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                         2.7-10     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2                     1.6.4-6    The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libfontconfig1                2.6.0-1    generic font configuration library
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.16.3-2   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0                   2.12.10-2  The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libpango1.0-0                 1.20.3-2   Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libx11-6                      2:1.1.4-2  X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1                   1:1.1.9-1  X cursor management library
ii  libxext6                      2:1.0.4-1  X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxfce4util4                 4.4.2-2    Utility functions library for Xfce
ii  libxfcegui4-4                 4.4.2-4    Basic GUI C functions for Xfce4
ii  libxfixes3                    1:4.0.3-2  X11 miscellaneous 'fixes' extensio
ii  libxi6                        2:1.1.3-1  X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1                  2:1.0.3-2  X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxrandr2                    2:1.2.2-2  X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1                   1:0.9.4-2  X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  xfce4-panel                   4.4.2-6    The Xfce4 desktop environment pane

xfce4-xkb-plugin recommends no packages.

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