Bug 845747 - Keyboard layout options don't work
Keyboard layout options don't work
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Control Center Maintainer
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Reported: 2012-08-04 09:49 EDT by Ricardo Fernández Pascual
Modified: 2013-07-31 18:24 EDT (History)
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Description Ricardo Fernández Pascual 2012-08-04 09:49:29 EDT
The keyboard layout options (e.g., “Compose key position” or “Numeric keypad layout selection”) have no effect. They worked fine with Fedora 16 (and earlier), but they stopped working after upgrading to Fedora 17.

I have tried both with the Spanish and the US layout, and the problem happens with both.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): control-center-3.4.2-1.fc17.x86_64

How reproducible: always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set any layout option (for example, put the compose key in the caps lock position)
2. Try it
Actual results: Doesn't work (in the example, caps lock is activated)

Expected results: Should work (in the example, caps lock is not activated and you can type a compose sequence like “ae” to obtain “æ”).

Additional info:

I have tried a number of things, and there are two observations that may be relevant:

1 - Running “system-config-keyboard” and selecting anything (for example, the same layout as selected in control-center) fixes the problem until the next reboot (or until something changes in control-center). It seems that system-config-keyboard is doing something that control-center should do but doesn't.
2 - After that, if the (USB) keyboard is unplugged and plugged again, the problem reappears.
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