"Default" keyboard settings are seemingly incompatible with GNOME

Bug #164191 reported by Alexander Jones on 2007-11-20
4
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

If I get rid of my xorg.conf, or create a clean one via dpkg-reconfigure, when I log into GNOME I get the old "X system keyboard settings differ from your current GNOME keyboard settings"[1] error. (This has supposedly been dropped from GNOME now.)

If I choose "Keep GNOME Settings", and then go to keyboard settings, I see "United Kingdom" as my layout.

If I click "Reset to Defaults", I get eight (!) copies of this dialogue about "Error activating XKB configuration", and then my layout is set to "uk" (sic).

I can then add the "United Kingdom" layout again and remove the "uk" one.

Something seems broken here!

[1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-control-center/+bug/78377

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Nov 20 21:12:51 2007
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
NonfreeKernelModules: vmnet vmblock vmmon
Uname: Linux flash 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Sun Oct 14 23:05:12 GMT 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

Alexander Jones (alex-weej) wrote :
Alexander Jones (alex-weej) wrote :

With "default" layout ("uk"):

alex@flash:~$ xprop -root | grep XKB
_XKB_RULES_NAMES_BACKUP(STRING) = "xorg", "pc105", "uk", "", ""
_XKB_RULES_NAMES(STRING) = "xorg", "pc105", "gb", "", "grp:alts_toggle"
alex@flash:~$ gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd
 layouts = []
 model =
 options = []
 overrideSettings = true

With "United Kingdom" layout:

alex@flash:~$ xprop -root | grep XKB
_XKB_RULES_NAMES_BACKUP(STRING) = "xorg", "pc105", "uk", "", ""
_XKB_RULES_NAMES(STRING) = "xorg", "pc105", "gb", "", "grp:alts_toggle"
alex@flash:~$ gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd
 layouts = [gb]
 model =
 options = [grp grp:alts_toggle]
 overrideSettings = true

So it seems that it's just the GConf settings that are different.

Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

Hi alex-weej,

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Can you try with the latest development release of Ubuntu? (ISOs are available from cdimage.ubuntu.com)

If it remains an issue, could you also attach a new /var/log/Xorg.0.log?
Thanks in advance.

The output of lspci -vvnn would also be worth having.

Changed in xkeyboard-config:
status: New → Incomplete
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers