evdev.xml lacks entry for geometry/kinesis

Bug #393887 reported by Nikolaus Rath on 2009-06-30
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xkeyboard-config

The Kinesis keyboard is defined in /usr/share/X11/xkb/geometry/kinesis, and also listed in /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/evdev. However, it is not present in evdev.xml and can therefore not be chosen in the gnome keyboard preferences.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386

DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
Package: xkb-data 1.5-2ubuntu11 [modified: usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/evdev usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/evdev.xml usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc]
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersion: Linux version 2.6.28-13-generic (buildd@palmer) (gcc version 4.3.3 (Ubuntu 4.3.3-5ubuntu4) ) #44-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 2 07:57:31 UTC 2009
SourcePackage: xkeyboard-config
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-13-generic i686

Nikolaus Rath (nikratio) wrote :
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2009-09-02
tags: added: jaunty

Created an attachment (id=36688)
Patch to add support for kinesis (updates in rules/*)

The Kinesis keyboard geometry exists in xkeyboard-config, however it is not selectable in the Keyboard preferences.

It appears that the configuration in rules/* need to be updated.

I attach a patch that adds an entry for kinesis in rules/*.
(sorry, it's untested).

Done! Thanks, well spotted

Simos Xenitellis  (simosx) wrote :

I created a bug report at freedesktop.org,

Nikolaus, please follow that report in case something extra is needed.

Simos Xenitellis  (simosx) wrote :

The update has been committed upstream at the xkeyboard-config project.

In Ubuntu 10.10 the Kinesis keyboard model will be available in the Keyboard preferences.
You may also modify your Ubuntu 10.04 so that your can select the model now.

Changed in xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in xkeyboard-config:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Changed in xkeyboard-config:
importance: Medium → Unknown
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xkeyboard-config - 2.1-1ubuntu1

xkeyboard-config (2.1-1ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  * Merge from debian of 2.1 release.
    - Fixes Ubuntu bugs:
      + Sindhi keyboard layout (locale: sd_PK, sd_IN) (LP: #588918)
      + Fix conflict between Mali and Malayalam layouts (LP: #575660)
      + Support for Philippines "National Keyboard Layout" (LP: #672881)
      + Support for Kinesis keyboard geometry (LP: #393887)
      + Support for Apple Aluminium keyboards (LP: #696232)
      + Support for abnt2 keyboard, thinkpad variant for Lenovo 3000 v100
        laptops (LP: #359719)
      + Fix CapsLock misspelling (LP: #592448)
    - Remaining Ubuntu changes:
      + xkb-data-i18n.install, xkb-data.install, rules: Split out
        xkb-data-i18n to be used by console-setup.
      + rules: Generate pot file for translations during build
      + 104_macbook_expose_and_dashboard.patch: Add keycode definitions
          required for Apples Expose & Dashboard keys (F3/F4).
      + 105_intelligent_keyboard.patch: Add support for the Intelligent
        Keyboard K04
      + 107_lao.patch: New keyboard layout for Lao, implemented as
        an alternative to the default one.
      + 108_taiwan.patch: New keyboard layouts for Taiwan.
  * Drop 102_mac_aliases.patch: This appears to have some side effects,
    and the patch was not taken by upstream because it was an incomplete
    fix. Reopens bug 327963
  * Drop patches included in the new upstream release:
      - 106_fixspell3d.patch: upstream
      - 109_mali.patch: upstream
      - 110_variants-cleanup.patch
      - 111_il-missing-symbol.patch
      - 112_zero-with-spacing.patch
      - 113_cz-dvorak-ucw.patch
      - 114_ejn_4_level.patch
      - 115_aluminium_geometries.patch
      - 116_aluminium_keycodes.patch
      - 117_aluminium_symbols.patch
      - 118_aluminium_aliases.patch
      - 119_aluminium_pc_compat.patch
      - 120_aluminium_rules.patch
      - 121_tamil_chars.patch
      - 122_olpc-azerty.patch
      - 123_fix_i18n.patch
      - 124_serbian_ru_level3.patch
      - 125_mapping_tools_launch5_menukb.patch
      - 126_swahili_arabic.patch
      - 127_restore_gb_colemak.patch
 -- Bryce Harrington <email address hidden> Tue, 01 Feb 2011 11:57:39 -0800

Changed in xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in xkeyboard-config:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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