Bug 476439 - Deadkeys broken in GNOME ; working in non-GTK apps and console
Deadkeys broken in GNOME ; working in non-GTK apps and console
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xkeyboard-config (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Hutterer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-14 13:25 EST by Louis-Philippe Savoie
Modified: 2018-04-11 06:13 EDT (History)
7 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 02:17:53 EST
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xorg.conf (1.46 KB, text/plain)
2008-12-14 13:25 EST, Louis-Philippe Savoie
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Xorg.0.log (12.47 KB, text/plain)
2009-05-05 12:04 EDT, Antonio
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Description Louis-Philippe Savoie 2008-12-14 13:25:42 EST
Created attachment 326882 [details]

Description of problem:
All Canadian keyboards are broken in GNOME. Normally, you can create accented characters by first typing the accent, then the letter. Now, the console beeps and nothing shows up. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 10 testing updates
xorg-x11-drv-keyboard 1.3.0-3-fc9

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a GTK application
2. Write an accented character using deadkeys
Actual results:

Expected results:
(nothing and the system speaker beeps)

Additional info:
Comment 1 Flóki Pálsson 2008-12-16 07:29:32 EST
Last evning I updatede form F10 test update.
After that IS ( iclandic ) keyboard was no longer defult.
( gnome-keybond probetys). Dead keys ane not working ( áé ).
Node in gnome or KDE. No applicatinon. 
Efven afret resting keyboard and rebooting.
Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2008-12-22 17:05:00 EST
Could we get /var/log/Xorg.0.log attached to this bug as well, please?

Thank you
Comment 3 Peter Hutterer 2008-12-22 17:38:14 EST
does running setxkbmap -layout "ca(fr)" work? Is the layout only set in your xorg.conf, or is it set in the desktop environment (e.g. gnome)?

do you have xkeyboard-config 1.4 or higher?

note that in the default setup, the devices using driver "kbd" in the xorg.conf are ignored. you have to modify either /etc/sysconfig/keyboard (for global settings) or /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/10-x11-input.fdi (X only settings).

Here's an example file that includes the "us" layout, adjust as required.

Note that your desktop environment will overwrite any changes in either sysconfig or x11-input.fdi.
Comment 4 Skippy 2009-01-23 10:57:49 EST
Are you using SCIM ? I had the same issue with GTK_IM_MODULE=xim, and setting GTK_IM_MODULE to either scim or scim-bridge did the trick for me. Try to run for instance :

GTK_IM_MODULE=scim-bridge gedit
Comment 5 Antonio 2009-05-05 12:03:18 EDT
I'm experiencing a similar problem with Spanish layout keyboard: dead keys don't work, so I can't  'á', 'é', 'í', 'ó' ... when I run any WINE application, GoogleEarth or Skype.

Gnome: 2.24.3
Comment 6 Antonio 2009-05-05 12:04:33 EDT
Created attachment 342485 [details]
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