Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 99074
Keyboard layout switcher breaks virtual terminal switching
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:55:38 EDT
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Description of problem:
If I add a keyboard layout switcher applet to the gnome panel, ctrl-alt-f1,
ctrl-alt-f2, etc. no longer work, and I am unable to switch virtual terminals.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add a keyboard layout switcher applet to the gnome panel.
2. Press ctrl-alt-f1.
Actual Results: Nothing will happen.
Expected Results: Virtual terminal 1 should have appeared.
If I run xev, and I press ctrl-alt-f1, xev reports ctrl-alt-f11. If I remove the
keyboard layout switcher applet from the panel, everything goes back to normal.
I suspect it may be a bug in /usr/share/xmodmap/xmodmap.us.
In addition to the desktop switching, in my case I also am unable to do Alt-Tab
switching between apps when I use the keyboard switching tool. The problem seems
to be with gkb_xmmap. If I use setxkbmap instead:
even inside the gnome keyboard layout switcher, everything seems to be fine.
Sorry if it isn't the same bug...
I definitely have this same bug. I switched the keyboard applet from using
gkb_xmmap to using setxkbmap and virtual terminals now work fine. Doing this
seems to disable the new keyboard in terminals, but this is perhaps a benefit
since I rarely want a non-english character in a terminal.
Why are there soooo many ways to switch keyboards? Is there a correct one to use?
Is this still a problem in Fedora Core 2?
This bug seems to be fixed in FC2.
Thanks much for verifying that