[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#479759: xfce4: keyboard shortcuts don't respect keyboard layout

Gabriel Sean Farrell gsf at breaksalot.org
Tue Jun 17 03:30:28 UTC 2008

Just wanted to update this bug to add that after yesterday's
long-overdue update to my laptop it started to exhibit the same bug, so
my earlier assumption that it only affects amd64 was incorrect.  

I wish the list of updated packages would help narrow the search for the
root cause, but, unfortunately, it's quite long.  As I mentioned before,
the problem also affects Gnome, so I imagine it has something to do with
the way gtk+ receives keycodes from xorg.  I checked evilwm to see if
the problem was purely in X, but the keyboard shortcuts there work with
the expected keys.

Aha.  After looking around some more, it looks like this may be related
to #469837.  Oh boy, a keyboard layout morass in gtk+!  Still, I wonder
what changed recently to set the shortcuts to qwerty even though I only
use dvorak, and even when I remove any trace of "us" from my xorg.conf
and change it to read as follows:

    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
            Driver          "kbd"
            Option          "CoreKeyboard"
            Option          "XkbRules"      "xorg"
            Option          "XkbModel"      "pc104"
            Option          "XkbLayout"     "dvorak"

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