own layout: solution for No Symbols named "any_own_layout" in the include file "original layout"

Bug #454340 reported by Jacek Grzebyta on 2009-10-18
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xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xkeyboard-config

I have UK keyboard and I modified original one. I had to add Polish letters.

In previous Ubuntu version it was enough to add own layout file to .../xkb/symbols and modify evdex.lst and evdev.xml.

I found the own layout must be added to the original layout file. Another way it is error message.
Good luck,

PS maybe it is not necessary to modify the original file but I found only that solution.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Oct 18 02:12:13 2009

DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
MachineType: Dell Inc. Inspiron 1525
Package: xkb-data 1.6-1ubuntu5 [modified: usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base.lst usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/evdev.lst usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/evdev.xml usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/gb]
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic root=UUID=dfe5c9c9-1001-4855-85db-af81f94273f4 ro quiet splash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
 xserver-xorg 1:7.4+3ubuntu5
 libgl1-mesa-glx 7.6.0-1ubuntu4
 libdrm2 2.4.14-1ubuntu1
 xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.9.0-1ubuntu2
 xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.12.99+git20090929.7968e1fb-0ubuntu1
SourcePackage: xkeyboard-config
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686
XorgConf: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'
dmi.bios.date: 10/16/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A16
dmi.board.name: 0U990C
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA16:bd10/16/2008:svnDellInc.:pnInspiron1525:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0U990C:rvr:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvr:
dmi.product.name: Inspiron 1525
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
fglrx: Not loaded
 distro: Ubuntu
 architecture: i686kernel: 2.6.31-14-generic

Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2010-03-18
tags: added: karmic
Simos Xenitellis  (simosx) wrote :

You would normally configure the Great Britain and the Poland keyboard layouts, then assign a key sequence to switch between the two. This can be done in System/Preferences/Keyboard/Layouts. You can choose, for example, Alt+Shift as a shortcut to switch between the two languages.

You may also create a hybrid keyboard layout that works for both English and Polish. You can either change an existing layout in your system, or you can add a new layout. Some helpful hints on how to add easily a new layout can be found at http://simos.info/blog/archives/1134
However, in most cases it is not usable to create hybrid layouts, thus they are not recommended.

I am closing this report. If there are issues unanswered, feel free to post a question.

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