[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#550533: Bug#550533: Reloading xmodmap freezes system with high load between xfwm4 and dbus

Robert Lange robert.lange at s1999.tu-chemnitz.de
Sun Oct 11 16:48:05 UTC 2009

Hi Yves-Alexis,

> I think messing with xmodmap is not a good idea when using libxklavier
> (which xfce uses).
> Basically, you're messing with the keymap behind Xorg's back, which
> triggers a refresh loop in xfce settings
> I don't exactly know what you're trying to do, but there may be a really
> better way to do it.
It's a complicated setup related to japanese keyboard, which is not
really related to this problem.

In case you're still curous: Basically you can't get the
Katakana_Hiragana Key working with Shift when you base your keyboard
setup on the jp layout, because there this key is defined as a Caps key
(or whatever). Workaround for me for years was loading another keyboard
table with setxkbmap, and then loading the complete desired keytable
with xmodmap.

I now managed to solve the problem by manipulating the XKB Symbols files
directly - so I just need to modify  few (5) keys with xmodmap.
But direct manipulation may be out of option for some persons.

I just wanted to report that this problem was not present before and was
 only introduced with the switch to xfwm 4.6  .
This one prevented me long time from upgrading, because a 1+ Minute
freeze every system startup was quite unacceptable for me.


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