Keyboard Layouts are not picked up from evdev.extras.xml

Bug #1029979 reported by Jasey
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

In /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules there is the following XML Files


plus some symbolic links.

evdev & base are pretty much the same, and Gnome-control-center uses evdev files.

evdev.extras.xml has information on extra language/keyboard layouts, including APL, Franch Canadian, Dvorak layouts, and so on. and these are not picked up by the keyboard layout in gnome-control-center.

I copied the layout information from evdev.extras.xml and gnome-control-center picked these up, however after updates (to xkb) these files are reverted and the options are no longer available.

gnome-control-center should look in both evdev.xml and evdev.extras.xml for these options

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Julien (julien-blitte) wrote :

$ lsb_release -d
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS

$ gnome-control-center --version
gnome-control-center 3.4.2

Same workaround test as Jasey:
copy layout from evdev.extras.xml into evdev.xml and then it works

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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