[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#490013: 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 10:06:54 UTC 2008

2008/7/9 Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org>:
> On Wed, Jul 09, 2008 at 12:19:05PM +0300, Igor Stirbu wrote:
>> 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
>> reason.
>> Meanwhile, I reconfigured the xkb settings with the following
>> setup:
>> Option "XkbLayout"  "ro,us,ru"
>> Option "XkbVariant" "std,,phonetic"
>> or
>> 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
>> pc+us+ro(std_cedilla):2+ro(std):2+ru(phonetic):3+group(menu_toggle)+ctrl(nocaps)
> This one sure doesn't look good. I'm not an xkb expert but it maybe it
> manages to confuse the plugin. What was the result before xkeybord
> upgrade?

I would gladly show if I could get the older version of the package. Is
there a way to do that?

>> and the last one (that works) gives this:
>> pc+ro(std)+us:2+ru(phonetic):3+group(menu_toggle)+ctrl(nocaps)
> And in any case, simple inverstion shouldn't change like this the
> result.

Totally agree. Maybe it's the way the file configuration file for
the layout has been written.

>> 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.
> I guess there are two bugs. I don't think the symname is correct when
> using ro,us. But it shouldn't confuse the plugin like this.

Should we contact the xkb-data team?



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