Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124070
Keyboard applet gives no way to specify custom xmodmap file
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:43 EST
Description of problem:
I have a custom xmodmap file that resides in
/usr/share/xmodmap/xmodmap.qc-ps. Before FC2, the GNOME keyboard
applet allowed me to specify 'qc-ps' as the keyboard type to use,
and this would load my custom file. The keyboard applet that comes
with FC2 does not seem to offer such functionality.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add the GNOME keyboard applet to the panel.
2. Open its preferences dialog.
3. See no field to specify a custom xmodmap file.
My FC2 system was just upgraded from FC1.
Things have changed pretty radically in FC2. We're now using an XKB
based layout switcher (XKB is an X extension for this stuff).
You can get things back the way they were by disabling the XKEYBOARD
extension in your xorg.conf:
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
but ultimately you'll probably be better off trying to figure out how
to do what you want with XKB.