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

Jan Capek jen at jikos.cz
Wed Oct 8 07:58:15 UTC 2008

> > 
> > Please, note that it if I specify e.g. 'de,cz' instead of 'us,cz' in
> > the 
> > xorg.conf, the xfce4-panel would start the plugin but the plugin would
> > see 
> > the default 'us' layout. I am wondering if this whole thing could be
> > some 
> > unfortunate synchronization issue during the whole startup sequence
> > that 
> > causes the plugin to get the wrong information from X..
> The thing is, the display started from gdm belongs to X, while later
> it's owned by $user. In startxfce4 case it's owned directly by $user.
> I'm not really sure what happens here…

I want to point out that I have two independent computers here:

1) laptop - uses gdm to start xfce4
2) server - has no gdm installed and I launch xfce4 manually (startx)

Both are experiencing the same issue. I am willing to debug further. 
However, it has been more than a month and I forgot some of the internals 
I saw in the keyboard plugin. Would it help if I post here the exact 
mechanism how the plugin gets the keyboard layout information from X? 
Maybe somebody w/ better knowledge of X could direct us.



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