Keymap compilation failure / xmodmap remappings not working

Bug #1318482 reported by Timo Jyrinki on 2014-05-12
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
qtbase-opensource-src (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Typing impossible in certain configurations, and keyboard remappings not respected.

[Test Case]
See upstream reports, use eg. a NoMachine NX remote viewer or try using xmodmap to remap " or @ characters.

[Regression Potential]
The patch touches keyboard handling code under X.

There are two upstream bugs related to key handling:

Those require libxkbcommon >= 0.4.0 that was uploaded to trusty only a week before the release, so qtbase upload wasn't possible before release. The patch has now been used in utopic for two weeks without seeing regressions on touch or desktop, so SRU would be beneficial since it affects eg. Qt Creator users.

Changed in qtbase-opensource-src (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in qtbase-opensource-src (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → Confirmed

Hello Timo, or anyone else affected,

Accepted qtbase-opensource-src into trusty-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance!

Changed in qtbase-opensource-src (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Timo Jyrinki (timo-jyrinki) wrote :

I retested this now from -proposed on 14.04, and it continues to work fine. xmodmap changes are respected with the update.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed

The verification of the Stable Release Update for qtbase-opensource-src has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regresssions.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package qtbase-opensource-src - 5.2.1+dfsg-1ubuntu14.2

qtbase-opensource-src (5.2.1+dfsg-1ubuntu14.2) trusty; urgency=medium

  * debian/patches/xi2-use-master-device.patch:
    - Make xi2 select events on master device instead of slaves.
      (LP: #1307701)

qtbase-opensource-src (5.2.1+dfsg-1ubuntu14.1) trusty; urgency=medium

  [ Dmitry Shachnev ]
  * Backport upstream patch to fix issues with keymap update handling
    (Add_better_support_for_keymap_update_handling.patch, copied from
    Debian and rebased). (LP: #1318482)
  * Build-depend on libxkbcommon-x11-dev, as the new patch includes
 -- Maarten Lankhorst <email address hidden> Tue, 06 May 2014 13:14:17 +0000

Changed in qtbase-opensource-src (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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