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

Andrei Popescu andreimpopescu at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 19:29:35 UTC 2009

On Mi,08.apr.09, 02:01:16, Luca Niccoli wrote:
> 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.

I have problems changing the model. I did some tests and I can reproduce 
the issue. Here is the relevant part of xorg.conf (I don't use xmodmap 

,----[ from xorg.conf ]
| Section "InputDevice"
| 	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
| 	Driver		"kbd"
| 	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
| 	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc104"
| 	Option		"XkbLayout"	"ro"
| EndSection

The steps to reproduce it:

rm -rf .config 


Xfce Menu -> Settings -> Keyboard: Layout tab and chose model (Thinkpad 
R61 for me)

result: special keys don't work

close Xfce


special keys still don't work

now in the keyboard settings I choose some other model and then again 
the Thinkpad R61

special keys work! but only until Xfce is restarted when the model dance 
needs to be performed again.

If I choose the corect model in xorg.conf it will be shown in keyboard 
settings after removing .config and will work correctly. I will be using 
this solution anyway, but I could do more tests if needed.

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)
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