Add support for Chromebook keyboards

Bug #1818338 reported by Benjamin Tegge on 2019-03-02
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Please review this patch for inclusion in Ubuntu or upstream:

I have been using Gallium OS on a Chromebook and like to switch to Ubuntu. I tested the modifications on my Chromebook and they are working on the Xorg Gnome session.

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. WHat Ubuntu version do you use?

Chromebook layouts should be handled since

Could you describe what issue you have exactly/what is not working as you would like?

Changed in xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
description: updated
Benjamin Tegge (livewirebt) wrote :

Thank you for your feedback and sorry for the delay. I looked at commit 675ff4be and compared it with the patch I referenced, which removes the xkb_symbols section in symbols/inet.

Note that this patch adds and assigns more keys (AE01-AE12, BKSP, AB09, I166, I167, I181, I160, I235, I232, I233) and different ways to activate overlays/levels not just a set of default keys. I tried changing the volume for example with the volume keys alone, pressing the right alt key and pressing the search key (left windows key located where the caps lock key would be) on my Lenovo N22 but it doesn't work on Ubuntu by default. I tried it in Gnome and XFCE. GalliumOS uses the XFCE session, configuring one of the keyboard layouts there makes keys like volume up/down work.

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :


Thanks for clarifying.

I for one am not able to tell if your proposal should be included. With that said, I'm pretty sure that it would not be motivated to make it an Ubuntu specific patch, i.e. if at all, it should be committed upstream. So I would recommend you to propose it here:

Changed in xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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