Bug 197882 - keyboard indicator applet issues
keyboard indicator applet issues
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-applets (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Mike McLean
Depends On: 196561
Blocks: FC6Desktop
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Reported: 2006-07-06 16:57 EDT by Matthias Clasen
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-03 21:52:22 EDT
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Description Matthias Clasen 2006-07-06 16:57:22 EDT
a) it has a "Layout" menuitem which brings up an awesome empty window.

b) it has some plugin management gui, but apparently no plugins. I do
not know what need there is for plugins in a keyboard indicator anyway.
Comment 1 Simos Xenitellis 2006-07-15 07:10:46 EDT
These issues have been discussed at the Keyboard discussion, irc log at

a) Layout should show the current layout (a keyboard with the characters on the
keys). If it does not work, it should be a configuration issue in Fedora

b) Apparently, the Plugins option should be relegated in the dialog box, in a
tab and not be so visible.
In the plugins one can enable functionality such as using flags to display the
current layout. Those plugins are available at gswitchit.sf.net
I think Sergey mentioned he is inclined to move Plugins to a less visible location.

The big issue is (a) however. :)
Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2006-07-22 10:23:56 EDT
unfortunately, a) was not fixed by moving to xkeyboard-config, so we need
to investigate. 

Regarding the flags, we need to patch the plugin stuff out, since we don't 
ship them anyway.
Comment 3 Matthias Clasen 2006-07-26 12:33:36 EDT
so the layout not being shown is due to XkbGetKeyboard returning NULL.
Comment 4 Kevin E. Martin 2006-07-29 16:10:51 EDT
This sounds like a duplicate of bug #196561, which was an Xkb regression and is
now fixed upstream and in xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.1.1-14.fc6.i386.rpm.
Comment 5 Matthias Clasen 2006-07-30 11:57:35 EDT
the layout-not-shown part, yes. Keeping this bug open for the kill-the-plugins part.
Comment 6 Matthias Clasen 2006-08-03 21:52:22 EDT
fixed in 2.15.90

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