Bug 124070 - Keyboard applet gives no way to specify custom xmodmap file
Summary: Keyboard applet gives no way to specify custom xmodmap file
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-applets   
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Version: 2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Mark McLoughlin
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-05-23 19:45 UTC by Pierre Sarrazin
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-07-21 16:41:09 UTC
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Description Pierre Sarrazin 2004-05-23 19:45:16 UTC
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.

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How reproducible:
Every time.

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.
Additional info:
My FC2 system was just upgraded from FC1.

Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2004-07-21 16:41:09 UTC
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.

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