USA layout variant cannot exist without standard USA layout

Bug #659512 reported by Shimi Chen on 2010-10-12
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Settings Daemon
Fix Released
Medium
gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-settings-daemon

I want to have both "Israel" layout and "USA International with AltGr dead keys"(I need the dead keys), switching between them using a single alt-shift.

Tried this method:
System->Preferences->Layouts->Add the "USA International AltGr" and remove "USA".

Result: at reboot USA shows up again, as if it's a dependency of "USA International AltGr". No way of removing USA and keeping "USA International AltGr".

I switch between "USA International AltGr" and "Israel" quite often and it's a pain to have another layout stuck between them so I always have to press alt-shift a second time to really make the switch.

Have tried "Apply System Wide" to no avail.

To illustrate I have made two screenshots:
This what I try to set up:
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8171/wanteda.png

And this is what it reverts to after every boot:
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/241/43292363.png

I am using Ubuntu Maverick 64-bit fully updated as of October 12th, 2010.

Changed in gnome-settings-daemon:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Incomplete
Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

upstream comment

"on 2.32, tweak your ~/.dmrc to have the correct layout. It
should look like:
[Desktop]
Layout=zap(us_ro)

or whatever is your preferred layout."

Changed in gnome-settings-daemon:
importance: Medium → Unknown
status: Incomplete → Unknown
Changed in gnome-settings-daemon:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Shimi Chen (shimi-chen) wrote :

Bug still in 11.04. Said .dmrc workaround does not work for me. I assume no further answer will be gotten from GNOME as this is fixed in GNOME3.

Shimi Chen (shimi-chen) wrote :

No longer an issue in 11.10 with LightDM

Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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