Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 845747
Keyboard layout options don't work
Last modified: 2013-07-31 18:24:24 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”).
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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