Bug 462506 - loosing key-bindings after adding another layout
loosing key-bindings after adding another layout
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xkeyboard-config (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Hutterer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-09-16 15:26 EDT by Michal Smukski
Modified: 2009-01-09 02:52 EST (History)
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Description Michal Smukski 2008-09-16 15:26:56 EDT
Description of problem:
I added Polish kbd layout via system->preferences->Hardware->Keyboard->layout. This allows to type polish letters. After a while (seems days sometimes with multiple suspends) I lose ability to switch resolution (CTRL-ALT-+/-) and kill X-server (CTRL-ALT-BACK). I get it back when I go and reset the layout to the original position. I then add back Polish layout. Key bindings work again without rebooting or logging out or reloading x-server.

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How reproducible:
The bug happens consistently every time but I don't know how to trigger it immediately.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add Polish layout via system->preferences->Hardware->Keyboard->layout
2. Wait a couple of days, maybe do a couple of suspends resumes 
3. I also use external monitor, so maybe switch a couple time between laptop+monitor
Actual results:
(CTRL-ALT-+/-) (CTRL-ALT-BACK) do not work.
Actually CTRL-ALT-+ works as zoom not as resolution change, x-reboot keybinds has no effect.

Expected results:
I expect to be able to switch between monitors+resolutions and kill X with the key combinations.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Vitezslav Crhonek 2008-09-17 05:44:45 EDT
I'm in doubt that this is kbd issue... Kbd package covers text console fonts and layouts only. This is X or GNOME related problem.
Comment 2 Vitezslav Crhonek 2008-10-16 04:19:09 EDT
Not a kbd bug. Changing component to xkeyboard-config (I hope it's right component). I'll stay in CC.
Comment 3 Peter Hutterer 2008-10-22 23:49:44 EDT
Michael, please run setxkbmap -print and xkbcomp :0 - when it works, and then both commands when it doesn't work. Please attach all 4 files here together with your xorg.conf and your Xorg.log.
Comment 4 Michal Smukski 2008-11-20 13:45:44 EST
I upgraded my system to Fedora9 and I can no longer reproduce the problem. Here is the output of the commands as requested but on the working system (Fedora9)

xkb_keymap {
	xkb_keycodes  { include "xfree86+aliases(qwerty)"	};
	xkb_types     { include "complete"	};
	xkb_compat    { include "complete"	};
	xkb_symbols   { include "pc+us+inet+inet(pc105)+pl:2+level3(ralt_switch_for_alts_toggle):2+group(alts_toggle)"	};
	xkb_geometry  { include "pc(pc105)"	};
[eda@mws ~]$ xkbcomp :0
[eda@mws ~]$ setxkbmap -print
xkb_keymap {
	xkb_keycodes  { include "xfree86+aliases(qwerty)"	};
	xkb_types     { include "complete"	};
	xkb_compat    { include "complete"	};
	xkb_symbols   { include "pc+us+inet+inet(pc105)+pl:2+level3(ralt_switch_for_alts_toggle):2+group(alts_toggle)"	};
	xkb_geometry  { include "pc(pc105)"	};
[eda@mws ~]$
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