[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#522957: xfconf: There are major problem with the way keyboard settings are dealt with.

Luca Niccoli lultimouomo at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 16:25:59 UTC 2009

Package: xfce4
Severity: normal

Hash: SHA1

Since I upgraded to xfce 4.6, I'm having troubles with keyboard layout
and shortcuts configuration.
At first, /etc/X11/Xmodmap was ignored, so I lost the possibility to use
the media keys of my laptop.
I tried with xmodmap /etc/X11/Xmodmap, but this kind of freezes xfce:
I can move the mouse, but the pointer doesn't change its shape and I can't
click anything; hitting caps lock on the keyboard toggles the led, but the
only thing I can do is swap to terminal with Ctrl+Alt+Fn or kill X. Still,
applications keep running fine, I just can't use them.
I can consistently reproduce this.
Then I tried selecting "Use system defaults" from the keyboard
configuration; I got my media keys back, but application shortcuts were
ignored. I deselected "Use system defaults" and rebooted, but still the 
shortcuts are ignored. Actually, I see that the kyeboard layout is still not
being set by xfce: I can choose any layout, I'm stick with the one X loads.
I tried moving away my Xmodmap, but I just get the default X layout, and 
can't change it. 
I tried resetting the shortcuts (which I don't have a way to save, anyway,
and this is a regression from 4.4), to no avail.

- -- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (995, 'unstable'), (991, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.28 (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=it_IT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=it_IT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages xfconf depends on:
ii  dbus-x11                      1.2.12-1   simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libc6                         2.9-4      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libdbus-1-3                   1.2.12-1   simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2              0.80-3     simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.20.0-2   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libxfce4util4                 4.6.0-2    Utility functions library for Xfce
ii  libxfconf-0-2                 4.6.0-3    Client library for Xfce4 configure

xfconf recommends no packages.

xfconf suggests no packages.

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