Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 92118
keyboard layouts are broken
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:31 EST
Description of problem:
I have a laptop with a de keyboard, but choose us during install
(since I use us as default) In oder to be able to type german
umlaute and the euro sign, I added de as second layout. But now
the keyboard behaves like de no matter what I choose.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(fresh alpha2 install)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a new user
2. Open kontrol center -> Keyboard layout
3. Check "enable keyboard layouts"
4. Change primary variant to "pc104euro"
5. Check German as additional layout
6. Chose variant nodeadkeys
Keyboard behaves like de layout is selected even if
us is selected (type a y and you will get a z)
Kayboard layouts should switch between de and us
Even removing the de layout and disabling keyboard layouts will
not restore the original us layout (even after a full logout/login).
Only way to get a us layout again is to logout, remove the kxkbrc config
file and login again.
it's a bug in XFree, please take a look in http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=55866
This whole thing seems a bit confusing to me and I am not sure if this
is only an XFree bug:
If I just do
everything works fine. The kde bug seems to indicate that the wrong
map gets selected when I choose a nonexisting variant. Hence I tried
"generic 101" as primary variant. But then the keyboard acts like us only.
Problem still present in beta1
Please report this problem in XFree86 bugzilla upstream at:
Once it is fixed in XFree86 CVS, I will investigate wether it is a small
enough fix to include in a future release, and what the possible regression
risk might be. Please update this bug report with a URL to your XFree86.org
bug report for tracking purposes.