Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 460750
fr_CH XLayout doesn't work
Last modified: 2009-07-14 10:04:11 EDT
Description of problem:
Alt Gr keys as well as as other keys don't work on X when xorg.conf uses a XLayout fr_CH, which forbids access to symbols like @ or #.
This doesn't occur in console mode (init 3)
I tried following thing:
Creation of a keyboard map with xkeycaps (102 Key;XFree;Swiss French), loaded with xmodmap.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Install Fedora 9 on VMWare 6 using a Swiss-French Keyboard. Language doesn't matter.
Hardware: Dell Precision M6300
Software: vmware 6
Lokks like https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=163718
Please attach your xorg.conf and your Xorg.log, and the output of "setxkbmap -print" and "xkbcomp :0 -".
Created attachment 321494 [details]
Created attachment 321495 [details]
setxkbmap -print > xkbmap.txt
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xkbcomp :0 - > xkbcomp.txt
Please note that I am getting following warning:
Warning: Could not load keyboard geometry for :0
BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)
Resulting keymap file will not describe geometry
About Xorg.log, the system hasn't created one
PS: The keyboard issue is also occuring on an other computer nativly Fedora Core 9
wait a minute, did you create the keymap yourself? or what exactly did you do to get that keymap? None of your keys have more than 2 shift levels, so even if ralt would map correctly (it doesn't) there wouldn't be anything to map to.
what's wrong with the swiss keyboard layout you can select from the gnome config tools? (or by running "setxkbmap -layout "ch(fr)" if gnome isn't an option.)
The keyboard layout is fr_CH in System -> Preferences -> Hardware -> Keyboard and it's the only defined keyboard.
I just made another test as it seems that the keyboard layout may be in question:
As the swiss german keyboard has small difference and at least for @ (ATL-R 2) it's on the same place, I have tried to add it and had following message wen switching to it:
Error activating XKB configuration.
X server version data:
The X.Org foundaion
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/kdb
# xprop -root | grep XKB
_XKB_RULES_NAMES_BACKUP(STRING) = "xorg", "pc105", "fr_CH", "", ""
_XKB_RULES_NAMES(STRING) = "xorg", "pc105", "fr_CH", "", ""
# gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kdb
I hope this helps and thanks for your help
i'm still confused here. you mentioned xkeycaps in the first comment, are you still using it?
please remove your .xmodmap file (the one generated by xkeycaps) and restart the X server. Then select Switzerland, Variant French in the gnome tool. Does this provide the correct keyboard mapping?
If not, please provide the versions of xkeyboard-config, xorg-x11-server and xorg-x11-drv-evdev.
I was confuded to:
- I removed the .xmodmap files, restarted X server: no change
- Finally I removed the fr_CH keybord and used the Switzerland French one
using the Gnome configuration: Everything OK
I did already 3 installations and always run into this problem with the
Gnome Swiss french keyboard.
Conclusion: This is not keyboard issue, but an installer problem.
To get the fine word, I made a new installation. Find the install log bellow
Fedora Core 9 x86_64 DVD
01. Install or upgrade an existing system
02. Language -> English (English)
03. Keyboard -> Swiss French
... defaults ...
Office and Productivity (Not selected)
Software Development (Not selected)
Web Server (Not selected)
06. Create User
- THE KEYBOARD IS FRENCH ( A in state of Q, shift to have numbers)
07. Login Screen
- THE KEYBOARD SWITCHED TO SWISS FRENCH
08. In System -> Hardware -> Keyboard
Layouts -> fr_CH
- THE KEYBOARD HAS NO 2ND LEVEL SHIFT
09. Add the Switzerland French keyboard
10. Removed fr_CH keyboard
Looks like an installer problem.
Thanks for the help. It solved my problem. Shall I open a new bug ?
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