Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 42510
Missing la-latin1 keyboard layout
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:26 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-2 i586)
Description of problem:
The la-latin1 (Latin American) keyboard layout is missing in Red Hat Linux
This layout was present in versions 6.1, 6.2, and 7.0.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Red Hat Linux with KDE
2.Open KDE's Control Center.
3.Choose Personalization -> Keyboard layout.
4.Click on the Primary layout drop down.
Actual Results: The la-latin1 keyboard is missing.
Expected Results: There should be an entry for la-latin1 (Latin American)
This layout was present in previous versions of Red Hat Linux.
The la-latin1 keyboard can be used if you disable KDE's keyboard layout manager
and use a Xmodmap file. The following steps disable kxkb ( KDE's keyboard layout
i) switch to directory ~/.kde/share/config
ii) If you have a file named kxkbrc open it with a text editor.
iii) Find the parameter Use and change its value from true to false.
iv) Save the file.
v) Copy the attached file named Xmodmap to ~/.Xmodmap
vi) Restart X.
You should be able to use your Latin American keyboard now but you cannot swith
to other keyboards with KDE's Control Center.
Hope this helps someone.
Created attachment 24489 [details]
Xmodmap file for Latin American Keyboard
Please verify this with a newer version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux or
Fedora Core and reopen it against the new version if it still occurs.
Closing as "CURRENTRELEASE" for now.