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

Luca Niccoli lultimouomo at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 21:43:42 UTC 2009

2009/4/7 Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org>:

> Yes, basically when Xfce “manages” the keyboard (in fact it just tells X
> which layout to use), xmodmap is a really bad idea (I think xmodmap is
> deprecated anyway. one is supposed to use xkb stuff I think. Or maybe

It's not reported in the xmodmap man page, anyway as long as xmodmap
is shipped with xorg I don't thin this behaviour is acceptable...

>> configuration; I got my media keys back, but application shortcuts were
>> ignored.
> I guess modifier keys have changed and this invalidates shortcuts.
> Especially things like Alt/Meta.

I don't think so, I tried shortcuts like Shift+F1 or even "a", no help.

>>  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.
> If you select “use system default” then yes you have to configure the
> layout in X, using the “kbd” driver.

I *deselected* "use system default", and nothing changed.

> Well, if you select the correct one in the Xfce settings, then it'll
> work.

It doesn't. Changing layout has no effect. Again, "use system
defaults" is deselected.
I tried rebooting.

>> 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.
> What do you mean by “save”?

In the previous version you had the possibility to save different
shortcut profiles.

> xfconf uses an xml backend anyway, if you need them. Just copy the
> correct files in .config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml

good to know.

> You can access xfconf system using xfconf-query or the GUI editor using
> xfce4-settings-editor.
> Could you try using a consistent setup (either layout set from Xorg and
> “use system default” or select a keyboard layout in the list (even
> selecting “evdev” one). And yes you may have to re-configure the
> keyboard shortcuts, but that's not really Xfce fault, the underlying X
> architecture is problematic.

I don't find the evdev layout in the list.
And it's not a problem of configuring the shortcuts.
The plain don't work.


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