[xubuntu-users] keyboard layouts still buggy

Joshua O'Leary joshua.oleary at btinternet.com
Mon Apr 30 16:49:23 UTC 2012

On 30/04/12 12:47, Wybo Dekker wrote:
> On 2012-04-29 16:28, Joshua O'Leary wrote:
>> On 29/04/12 10:23, Wybo Dekker wrote:
>>> Just installed 12.04. Works fine. But the xfce4-xkb-plugin still does
>>> not do its job correctly. If you change the layout option or compose key
>>> position, and after logging out and in, you'll have to do it all over
>>> again.
>>> Why is such software not simply removed as long as it does not work?
>>> I finally solved it by doing:
>>> xmodmap \
>>>     -e 'keycode  66 = Mode_switch Caps_Lock Mode_switch Caps_Lock' \
>>>     -e 'keycode 135 = Multi_key Multi_key Multi_key Multi_key'
>>> in my .bashrc file
>> Does changing the keyboard layout under 'Keyboard' in the xfce settings
>> manager have any effect?
> I have two layouts: us,euro and us,intl. That setting seems to be stable
> between sessions. The other settings:
> - Compose key position (which I want at Menu) and
> - Change layout option (which I want at Caps Lock (while pressed)...)
> disappear mostly (but not always) between sessions.
When you logout, try seeing if checking the box 'Automatically save 
session on logout' under Xfce Settings>Session and startup makes it any 
better. This should preserve programs between sessions.

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