[Bug 28161] Re: France dvorak (dvorak-fr) layout not working with gnome

Peter Adolphs futzilogik at arcor.de
Tue Apr 18 19:04:01 UTC 2006

This is probably not specific to certain keymaps. I've configured German and Russian Winkeys keyboard layouts in 2 breezy installations with gnome-keyboard-properties. However, only the first (i.e., the German) layout is used. I cannot switch the layout using gnome-keyboard-applet (clicking on the language string or selecting Russian layout in the "Groups" context-menu is simply ignored). Furthermore, in 1 of the 2 installations, I cannot set the default layout (German is selected and the checkbox is disabled). In the other I can set the default layout but without effect. I've tried several other keymaps (configuring with gnome-keyboard-properties but without changing xorg.conf) but it is always the first layout which is used.

Keyboard setting in /etc/X11/xorg.conf: Driver "kbd", Option "XkbRules" "xorg", Option "XkbModel" "pc105", Option "XkbLayout" "de".

> gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd
 layouts = [de,ru       winkeys]
 model = pc105
 options = [grp grp:alts_toggle]
 overrideSettings = true

> xprop -root | grep XKB
_XKB_RULES_NAMES_BACKUP(STRING) = "xorg", "pc105", "de", "", ""
_XKB_RULES_NAMES(STRING) = "xorg", "pc105", "de,ru", ",winkeys", "grp:alts_toggle"

France dvorak (dvorak-fr) layout not working with gnome

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