Bug 503433 - The name of keyboard type that fit to my Brazilian (pt-BR) Thinkpad R61 is wrong. [NEEDINFO]
The name of keyboard type that fit to my Brazilian (pt-BR) Thinkpad R61 is wr...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-server (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Hutterer
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Reported: 2009-05-31 22:23 EDT by Davi Vercillo C. Garcia
Modified: 2010-06-28 08:46 EDT (History)
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Output of command "setxkbmap -print". (262 bytes, text/plain)
2009-06-11 17:03 EDT, Davi Vercillo C. Garcia
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Xorg log file. (36.07 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-11 17:10 EDT, Davi Vercillo C. Garcia
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Keyboard layout photo. (452.29 KB, image/jpeg)
2009-07-12 23:54 EDT, Davi Vercillo C. Garcia
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Description Davi Vercillo C. Garcia 2009-05-31 22:23:32 EDT
Description of problem:
There isn't any keyboard layout that fit to my Brazilian(pt-BR) Thinkpad R61. Using the included options, some keys doesn't work (like "/" and "?").

Additional info:
In another GNU/Linux distribution, like Debian Lenny, my keyboard works right with the follow configurations on xorg.conf:

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"keyboard"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"thinkpad"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"br"
	Option		"XkbVariant"	"abnt2"
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2009-06-10 19:11:20 EDT
Actually, we should have all the parts from your Debian configuration present in Fedora. Could you try to run X without xorg.conf and then try to make your keyboard working just with Gnome tools (gnome-keyboard-properties). If you can make it working could you post here output of setxkbmap -print, please? Also, just to see what Fedora thinks about your keyboard, could we get /var/log/Xorg.0.log, /var/log/dmesg, and (if you have any) /etc/X11/xorg.conf attached to this bug as separate uncompressed attachments, please?

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.
Comment 2 Davi Vercillo C. Garcia 2009-06-11 17:03:22 EDT
Created attachment 347474 [details]
Output of command "setxkbmap -print".
Comment 3 Davi Vercillo C. Garcia 2009-06-11 17:09:29 EDT
Comment on attachment 347474 [details]
Output of command "setxkbmap -print".

With this layout, the most of keys works fine. But I still cannot use "question mark", "slash (not \)", "some regional accents", etc. This output is from Fedora 11 (I've tried the same configuration at RHEL 5.3).
Comment 4 Davi Vercillo C. Garcia 2009-06-11 17:10:49 EDT
Created attachment 347477 [details]
Xorg log file.

The log file of Xorg, on Fedora 11.
Comment 5 Davi Vercillo C. Garcia 2009-06-11 17:13:32 EDT
Some additional informations was added to bug report, as required by Matej Cepl.
Comment 7 Matěj Cepl 2009-06-16 09:31:57 EDT
(In reply to comment #4)
> The log file of Xorg, on Fedora 11.  

OK, switching the bug to Fedora 11 product.
Comment 8 Peter Hutterer 2009-06-16 18:25:23 EDT
I don't have an abnt2 keyboard here, so I can't test directly. this command should give you the right layout.

setxkbmap -layout br -model abnt2

should set everything correctly. If this works for you, please go to the keyboard configuration option and click on the keyboard model button - the right model is in Generic - Brazilian ABNT2. 

Did this work for you?
Comment 9 Davi Vercillo C. Garcia 2009-07-12 23:54:00 EDT

Both ways didn't work for me. I'm sending a photo of my keyboard layout.

Comment 10 Davi Vercillo C. Garcia 2009-07-12 23:54:46 EDT
Created attachment 351424 [details]
Keyboard layout photo.
Comment 11 Peter Hutterer 2009-07-14 00:12:37 EDT
can you please attach the output of "xkbcomp -xkb :0 -" from the debian box where everything works? Thanks.
Comment 12 Davi Vercillo C. Garcia 2009-07-14 11:05:07 EDT
(In reply to comment #11)
> can you please attach the output of "xkbcomp -xkb :0 -" from the debian box
> where everything works? Thanks.  

Sorry but I'm not using Debian anymore... I'm using (trying at least) Fedora 11. But I had already put all of my Debian's configurations here.
Comment 13 Davi Vercillo C. Garcia 2009-07-27 22:35:49 EDT
Everything worked fine again when I set the model "IBM ThinkPad 560Z/600/600E/A22E" and layout "Brazil" but my model should be "IBM Thinkpad R60/T60/R61/T61".
Comment 14 Fernando Guidorizzi 2009-07-29 08:38:34 EDT
Same problem on T61, and worked with
 "IBM ThinkPad
Comment 15 Peter Hutterer 2009-08-18 02:24:45 EDT
can you please verify the following:

setxkbmap -model "evdev" -layout "br"     ... broken
setxkbmap -model "thinkpad" -layout "br"  ... working
setxkbmap -model "thinkpad60" -layout "br" .. broken

the last two should be the same, but they seem to be broken if the t61 model doesn't work but the 560Z do.
Comment 16 Davi Vercillo C. Garcia 2009-08-19 00:14:42 EDT
This is ok !

setxkbmap -model "evdev" -layout "br"     ... broken
setxkbmap -model "thinkpad" -layout "br"  ... working
setxkbmap -model "thinkpad60" -layout "br" .. broken

Comment 17 Matěj Cepl 2009-11-05 13:30:20 EST
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates in various components of the Xorg system, which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version of their packages. For packages from updates-testing repository you can use command

yum upgrade --enablerepo='*-updates-testing'

Alternatively, you can also try to test whether this bug is reproducible with the upcoming Fedora 12 distribution by downloading LiveMedia of F12 Beta available at http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/ . By using that you get all the latest packages without need to install anything on your computer. For more information on using LiveMedia take a look at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD .

Please, if you experience this problem on the up-to-date system, let us now in the comment for this bug, or whether the upgraded system works for you.

If you won't be able to reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.

[This is a bulk message for all open Fedora Rawhide Xorg-related bugs. I'm adding myself to the CC list for each bug, so I'll see any comments you make after this and do my best to make sure every issue gets proper attention.]
Comment 18 Matěj Cepl 2010-02-26 07:26:12 EST
Could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.

[Note please, that this is machine generated comment for large amount of bugs; due to some technical issues, it is possible we've missed some of the responses -- it is happens, please, just a make a comment about that; that we will see. Thank you]
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Comment 20 Peter Hutterer 2010-04-27 21:12:02 EDT
is this still an issue with F12 or F13?
Comment 21 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 08:46:32 EDT
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