[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#522957: 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 10:54:44 UTC 2009

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

> On mer, 2009-04-08 at 02:01 +0200, Luca Niccoli wrote:

> Hmhm, I guess you mean .config/autostart/xfce4-settings-helper.desktop.

No, the file is
.config/autostart/xfce4-settings-helper-autostart.desktop, both the
one I deleted and the one the re-appeared at the next reboot. I played
a bit and I think that if without that and
xfconf-migration-4.6.desktop migration happens again, which is
probably what solved the problem.
If now, with a working configuration, I put Xmodmap back in its place,
select "Use system defaults" and reboot, I have no problems, while if
I copy back the old .config dir, I run in the same symptoms as before.
I guess something must have been messed up in the config files, but I
don't see where... I didn't change anything by hand.

> 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

It got recreated at the next boot (whether at login, or when I changed
some configuration, I don't know)

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


> .config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/keyboard-layout.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<channel name="keyboard-layout" version="1.0">
  <property name="Default" type="empty">
    <property name="XkbDisable" type="bool" value="false"/>
    <property name="XkbModel" type="string" value="evdev"/>
    <property name="XkbLayout" type="string" value="it"/>
    <property name="XkbVariant" type="string" value=""/>

The new one is the same, with sivercrest instead of evdev (but I
changed this after I got things working)

> and .config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/keyboards.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<channel name="keyboards" version="1.0">
  <property name="Default" type="empty">
    <property name="KeyRepeat" type="bool" value="true">
      <property name="Delay" type="int" value="500"/>
      <property name="Rate" type="int" value="30"/>

> But does this work? Or did you set it in xorg.conf and used “use system
> defaults”?

Now it works both from within Xfce and with Xmodmap loaded at startup
(it still gets frozen if I use xmodmap from the xterm), I didn't need
to change xorg.conf at all.
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