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

Luca Niccoli lultimouomo at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 00:01:16 UTC 2009

2009/4/8 Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org>:

> MHmh ok. Anyway xmodmap is pretty invasive, so if multiple systems are
> in the way (xmodmap, xkb, libxklavier, …) it may not be that surprising
> that things don't quite work like they should.

In the end it wasn't xmodmap fault, I tried starting with an empty
.config dir and thing worked, so I tried removing pieces of the old
.config dir one at a time. I think things got fixes when I removed
It's late and I needed my setup working for tomorrow, so I hurried
things a bit, but I still have the pristine old .config, so I can
check diffs...

> No effect, like, you can't set the shortcut, or the layout doesn't
> change? You change the keyboard layout or the keyboard model?

I could set the shortcuts and the keyboard layout and model, but
neither of these had any effect: shortcuts didn't work, nor did
keymaps change.

> Yes, and basically it was used by quite nobody, was confusing and hard
> to maintain and integrate, so that's why Xfce devs decided to drop it.

I was alone then... shit happens.

> Sorry, it's a keyboard model, not layout. It's at “Evdev managed
> keyboard”.

It didn't help.
But now I found a model that fits for my keyboard, so I don't have to
go through the XKB nightmare =)


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