Bug 807077 - Plugin "Keyboard Layouts" unexpectedly left the panel, do you want to restart it?
Summary: Plugin "Keyboard Layouts" unexpectedly left the panel, do you want to restart...
Keywords:
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 807152
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xfce4-xkb-plugin
Version: 15
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
unspecified
unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christoph Wickert
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL:
Whiteboard:
Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2012-03-26 23:45 UTC by nomnex
Modified: 2013-05-18 16:41 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Environment:
Last Closed: 2012-08-07 19:49:09 UTC
Type: ---


Attachments (Terms of Use)
xfce4-panel-setting (40.53 KB, image/png)
2012-03-26 23:46 UTC, nomnex
no flags Details
xkb-plugin- (146 bytes, application/octet-stream)
2012-03-27 07:34 UTC, nomnex
no flags Details
keyboard-layout (391 bytes, application/octet-stream)
2012-03-27 07:35 UTC, nomnex
no flags Details
message window print-screen (29.91 KB, image/png)
2012-03-27 10:42 UTC, nomnex
no flags Details

Description nomnex 2012-03-26 23:45:42 UTC
Description of problem:

The plug-in has no ability to keep the settings when I change the session. I have set the keyboard layout to JP (default) and French (Canada).

I set the plug-in with the same setting.

Anytime I log-in, I am greeted with the message in the bug summary: "Plugin "Keyboard Layouts" unexpectedly left the panel, do you want to restart it?"

If i attempt to restart it, then the plug-in crashes, see bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=730597

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

xfce4-xkb-plugin 0.5.4.1-1.fc15

How reproducible: Always


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set keyboard layout & plug-in
2. Log out/in
3. Error message
  
Note:
See print-screen attached, there must be something wrong with the plug-in and French (Canada). Removing the configuration file in my profile did not help.

Comment 1 nomnex 2012-03-26 23:46:36 UTC
Created attachment 572891 [details]
xfce4-panel-setting

Comment 2 Christoph Wickert 2012-03-27 06:51:39 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> The plug-in has no ability to keep the settings when I change the session.

What settings exactly did you loose? Only the active keyboard or anything else?

> I have set the keyboard layout to JP (default) and French (Canada).

Instead of a screenshot, please attach the configuration files. This is .config/xfce4/panel/xkb-plugin-*.rc for the plugin and .config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/keyboard-layout.xml

> Anytime I log-in, I am greeted with the message in the bug summary: "Plugin
> "Keyboard Layouts" unexpectedly left the panel, do you want to restart it?"
> 
> If i attempt to restart it, then the plug-in crashes, see bug:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=730597

Please get us a backtrace of the plugin, not the panel as described in http://wiki.xfce.org/howto/panel_plugin_debug#debug_with_gdb_short_example

Comment 3 nomnex 2012-03-27 07:29:38 UTC
It's probably a bug duplicate. nevertheless, I relate the workaround on another bug tracker about the same issue. It seems to work.

a. set the keyboard to default.
b. set the different keyboard layouts in the plug-in only.
(c. if present, remove the keyboard-layout.xml)

No plug-in crash ever since.

I used to set the keyboard and the plug-in with the same keyboard layouts, and there must be a conflict between:

/.config/xfce4/panel/xkb-plugin-nn
and
/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/keyboard-layout.xml

Comment 4 nomnex 2012-03-27 07:34:01 UTC
Created attachment 572955 [details]
xkb-plugin-

Comment 5 nomnex 2012-03-27 07:35:03 UTC
Created attachment 572956 [details]
keyboard-layout

Comment 6 nomnex 2012-03-27 07:57:19 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)

> > Anytime I log-in, I am greeted with the message in the bug summary: "Plugin
> > "Keyboard Layouts" unexpectedly left the panel, do you want to restart it?"
> > 
> > If i attempt to restart it, then the plug-in crashes, see bug:
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=730597
> 
> Please get us a backtrace of the plugin, not the panel as described in
> http://wiki.xfce.org/howto/panel_plugin_debug#debug_with_gdb_short_example

I have a few ABRT reports about the issue, but I was missing some debugging packages since I use xfce components. I have downloaded them now, and completed the report procedure, here is the automatically generated link: Status: NEW https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=807152

Does it provides the necessary information?

As for comment 3, not using the "keyboard-layout.xml" fixed the problem (so far).

Comment 7 nomnex 2012-03-27 08:05:07 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> (In reply to comment #0)
> > The plug-in has no ability to keep the settings when I change the session.
> 
> What settings exactly did you loose? Only the active keyboard or anything else?

I forgot your first question:

a. I add the xkb-plugin in the panel.
b. I log-out
c. after I log-in back, the panel appears without the xkb-plugin, and there is a large error message window in the center of the screen with the text in the bug summary, plus some more text (something like "you have 60 seconds"...), and 2 clickable options "Remove the plug-in" "Restart the plug-in".

If I click "Remove the plug-in" nothing happens. 
If I click "Restart the plug-in", the plug-in crash and an ABRT report is generated.

Comment 8 nomnex 2012-03-27 10:42:06 UTC
Created attachment 573012 [details]
message window print-screen

The xkb-plugin just quit the panel, while I was writing a report. This time it is not after a system restart or log-in, but during the current session.

I took a print-screen of the message window.

Although the plug-in is not in the panel anymore, when I click Execute, it will crash.

Unless it's a one time happening, the workaround in #comment 3 was short lived.

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Comment 10 Christoph Wickert 2013-05-18 16:41:12 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 807152 ***


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