Red Hat Bugzilla – Full Text Bug Listing
|Summary:||gbk - switch laytout ruins modifier map|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||darkeye|
|Component:||gnome-applets||Assignee:||Mark McLoughlin <markmc>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2004-07-21 12:36:16 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description darkeye 2003-05-08 03:56:04 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030314 Description of problem: When I use the gkb gnome keyboard layout switcher applet, it ruins the keyboard modifier map. It makes several modifiers not work, including NumLock and Alt. This is very annoying, as one is not able to use these modifiers as expected. Having no NumLock means I'm unable to use the keypad anymore. Having Alt removed means I can't use some hot key combinations involving Alt (e.g. switching between workspaces) Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): gnome-applets-2.2.0-8 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. add gkb to your gnome panel 2. add the hungarian layout in addition to the default one 3. switch from the default to hungarian (and see modifiers ruined) 4. switch back to the default (and see modifiers still ruined) Actual Results: the modifier map is ruined after switching layouts Expected Results: while the keyboard layout should be changed, the modifier table should remain intact. Additional info: In particular, I installed the gkb applet on my gome panel, and added a new layout for Hungarian in addition to the default. For the hotkey I chose the windows key + shift (Mod4-Shift_L) The original modifier map, after logging in is the following: xmodmap: up to 2 keys per modifier, (keycodes in parentheses): shift Shift_L (0x32), Shift_R (0x3e) lock Caps_Lock (0x42) control Control_L (0x25), Control_R (0x6d) mod1 Alt_L (0x40), Alt_R (0x71) mod2 Num_Lock (0x4d) mod3 mod4 Super_L (0x73), Super_R (0x74) mod5 the modifiers after switching to the hungarian layout is: xmodmap: up to 2 keys per modifier, (keycodes in parentheses): shift Shift_L (0x32), Shift_R (0x3e) lock Caps_Lock (0x42) control Control_L (0x25), Control_R (0x6d) mod1 Alt_L (0x40) mod2 mod3 mod4 Super_L (0x73), Super_R (0x74) mod5 Mode_switch (0x4e), Mode_switch (0x71) the modifiers after switching back to the default layout is: xmodmap: up to 2 keys per modifier, (keycodes in parentheses): shift Shift_L (0x32), Shift_R (0x3e) lock Caps_Lock (0x42) control Control_L (0x25), Control_R (0x6d) mod1 Alt_L (0x40) mod2 mod3 mod4 Super_L (0x73), Super_R (0x74) mod5 Scroll_Lock (0x4e), Alt_R (0x71) it's visible that switching to the hungarian layout ruins the modifier map (removed Num_Lock altogether, moves Alt_R from mod1 to mod5, introduces these Mode_switch things) the command gkb uses to switch layouts are: for the default: xmodmap /home/darkeye/.gkb_default.xmm for hungarian: gkb_xmmap hu-101-lat2
Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2004-07-19 05:41:30 EDT
Is this a problem in Fedora Core 2? I think a lot of things have been fixed here since then ...
Comment 2 darkeye 2004-07-19 05:54:17 EDT
since then (this bug is more than a year old) I've switched to Gentoo, but the problem was still there when I left RedHat, and was still there in Gentoo as well. I guess it's a problem with the gkb layout files.
Comment 3 Mark McLoughlin 2004-07-21 12:36:16 EDT
We used a XKB based layout switcher now (gswitchit) which has its own set of problems.