[xubuntu-users] Keyboard Switch EN,RU

Curtis Vaughan cavaughan at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 22:57:13 UTC 2009

On Tue, 24 Mar 2009 13:18:23 -0700, Curtis Vaughan wrote:

> On Tue, 24 Mar 2009 11:25:39 -0700, Curtis Vaughan wrote:
>> I am going nuts trying to switch between English and Russian in Xubuntu
>> 8.10. I added Russian through language support. Then in Settings >
>> Keyboard I added Russian. Nonetheless, I cannot switch to Russian. 
>> The Keyboard Switcher addition to the panel will only show en_US and
>> I have tried various suggestions found on the Internet, but none of them
>> have worked as well. One such suggested claimed from a command line you
>> could just enter:
>> setxkbmap ru
>> and switch say to Russian in this case. Regardless of watch language I try
>> to switch to using that command I only get: 
>> Error loading new keyboard description.
>> Any help would be most appreciated!
> OK, I figured out that this only happens when running under FreeNX. When
> logged in directly, the language switcher works. Anyone had the same
> experience? Any clues on how to fix this?

Turns out it's an issue with Apple computers. If you connect from a
Windows or Linux computer (even virtualized!) it works fine.

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