Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 477179
Selecting compose key in gnome-keyboard-properties does not work
Last modified: 2008-12-23 03:30:52 EST
Description of problem:
Selecting a key to be a compose key in gnome-keyboard-properties does not work. The key stops being the key it was, but it doesn't start being a compose key.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open gnome-keyboard-properties (System > Preferences > Hardware > Keyboard)
2. Go into the Layouts tab
3. Click "Layout Options..."
4. Click "Compose key position"
5. Select "Right Alt is Compose"
6. Click "Close"
7. Click in the "Type to test settings" box
8. Hold down right alt, and type "a'"
There is a beep, and nothing appears in the text box.
The character "á" should appear in the text box.
Note that the right alt key is no longer acting as an alt key. If it had been, the thing you just typed would have activated the "Add..." button.
Note that the selected options are being added to the GConf database:
mambo:[~]$ gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd
layouts = [us]
model = pc105
options = [Compose key compose:ralt]
Yesterday's yum update fixed this.