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

Yves-Alexis Perez 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
> .config/xfce4-settings-helper-autostart.desktop

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
your .config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml, 
and .config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/keyboards.xml
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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