[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#522957: Bug#522957: Bug#522957: Bug#522957: xfconf: There are major problem with the way keyboard settings are dealt with.
corsac at debian.org
Wed Apr 8 05:40:58 UTC 2009
On mer, 2009-04-08 at 02:01 +0200, Luca Niccoli wrote:
> 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
Hmhm, I guess you mean .config/autostart/xfce4-settings-helper.desktop.
The thing is, xfce4-settings-helper is the tool managing the settings,
so indeed if you don't have it running, no settings will by applied at
startup. Could you attach
to the bug report.
You may want to backup them and move them out of the way to start with a
fresh config wrt. keyboard setup, too.
> 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.
hHmh, that's weird. Changing the layout (for example I have us and fr
configured here) should definitely change the keymap. The model change
could change some stuff (and especially stuff wrt. media keys) too, but
not the all keymap.
> > 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 =)
But does this work? Or did you set it in xorg.conf and used “use system
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