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Old 02-07-2008, 07:56 PM
Seb
 
Default setxkbmap crashes Xorg

On Thu, 07 Feb 2008 21:34:26 +0100,
Davide Mancusi <arekfu@gmail.com> wrote:

[...]

> Yes. I switched to kkbswitch because I had problems with KDE's
> management of multiple layouts, although setxkbmap does not crash here
> (I am using as a work-around for a bug in xkb-data).

kkbswitch is nice. It doesn't crash X in my system. However, it
doesn't seem to allow "cycling" the layouts with a shortcut key (I'm
used to 'Ctrl-Win-Alt-spc' for that). Thanks for the tip.


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Old 02-07-2008, 08:13 PM
"Russell L. Harris"
 
Default setxkbmap crashes Xorg

* Seb <spluque@gmail.com> [080207 13:42]:
> Hi,
>
> Has anybody found a work-around bug #462243
> (http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=462243). It was
> merged with an upstream bug in Xorg
> (https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14162). It happens in my
> Debian sid system, with a M$ Natural Ergonomic (4000 v1.0) keyboard,
> whenever setxkbmap is called. I do this through kde's keyboard layout
> in control center, and X simply crashes. It also happens with a mere
> call to setxkbmap on the command line without args.

I use the "classic" (not ANSI) Dvorak layout, and in addition I swap
the MENU and ALT keys.

A number of months ago, after installing Lenny, I also experienced X
crashes when trying to alter the keyboard with "dpkg-reconfigure
xserver-xorg" -- even though I previously had been able to do so
without difficulty.

The work-around which I found is to make all keyboard layout changes
with the Gnome menu:

system -> preferences -> keyboard

RLH


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Old 02-07-2008, 08:19 PM
Davide Mancusi
 
Default setxkbmap crashes Xorg

Seb ha scritto:

kkbswitch is nice. It doesn't crash X in my system. However, it
doesn't seem to allow "cycling" the layouts with a shortcut key (I'm
used to 'Ctrl-Win-Alt-spc' for that). Thanks for the tip.


That's something you have to configure in xorg.conf. In my
configuration (see previous e-mail) I use Shift+Shift to switch keyboard
layout (that's what the "grp:shifts_toggle" option does). There are
other possibilities, but I don't remember now where they are documented.
Try some googling on "xkb options group toggle", or something like that.


Davide

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