Bug 174840 - any non-default layout options of gnome-keyboard-properties generates popup error
any non-default layout options of gnome-keyboard-properties generates popup e...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2005-12-02 12:47 EST by Brian G. Anderson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-04 10:25:00 EDT
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Description Brian G. Anderson 2005-12-02 12:47:27 EST
Description of problem:
I cannot select any other keybard layout option other than default without
causing the popup dialog below.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Navigate to System->Preferences->Keyboard
2.Select the Layout Options tab
3.Try to select any layout other than default radio button
Actual results:
A pop-up error dialog appears with the text below.  Furthermore, anytime you
start gnome using startx will result in the same message.  The keyboard layout
is not changed.

Expected results:
The keyboard layout is changed

Additional info:
I wiped my home directory of all config files as if the user directory was just
created and it still wouldn't change the keyboard layout.  I also did
'setenforce 0' just to check it wasn't a selinux problem, but that didn't help

Here is the text in the pupup:

Error activating XKB configuration.

It can happen under various circumstances:

- a bug in libxklavier library

- a bug in X server (xkbcomp, xmodmap utilities)

- X server with incompatible libxkbfile implementation

X server version data:

The X.Org Foundation


If you report this situation as a bug, please include:

- The result of xprop -root | grep XKB

- The result of gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2006-08-04 10:25:00 EDT
Doesn't happen for me.
If you still see this problem in current rawhide, please reopen.

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