Compose key stops working after reboot

Bug #182336 reported by Greg K Nicholson on 2008-01-12
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Bug Description

After restarting Ubuntu Hardy, the Compose key doesn't function until it is deactivated and reactivated in Keyboard Layout Options.

Steps to reproduce:
1. System → Preferences → Keyboard → Layouts → Layout Options
(My keyboard layout is United Kingdom)
2. Under “Compose key position”, enable “Right Win-key is Compose”
(I haven't attempted to reproduce this using any other key as Compose)
3. Somewhere you can enter text, type <Compose>, a, e: “æ” is entered
4. Reboot
5. Somewhere you can enter text, type <Compose>, a, e: “ae” is entered
—the Compose key does nothing
6. System → Preferences → Keyboard → Layouts → Layout Options
“Right Win-key is Compose” is still ticked, even though that key isn't functioning as a Compose key
7. Disable, then re-enable “Right Win-key is Compose”
8. Somewhere you can enter text, type <Compose>, a, e: “æ” is entered
—the Compose key is working again

oudalrich (uhkeller) wrote :

This might be a duplicate, but not of bug #196277 ("A GNOME login without keypress dosn't set GNOME keyboard settings"), but of bug #251443 ("keyboard layout switching shortcuts like Alt+Alt do not work anymore"). #196277 deals with problems related to autologin. This bug report does not mention autologin, and I'm having the same problem, also without autologin.

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