On Wed, 23 May 2007 02:36:14 +1000
Norberto Meijome <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I've had xorg 6.x configured to allow me to switch from US English keyboard to
> US English with international support (for accented characters) as follows:
> 
> in xorg.conf:
> [...]
> Section "InputDevice"
>         Identifier  "KeyboardThinkpadZ60M"
>         Driver      "kbd"
>         Option      "XkbRules" "xorg"
>         Option      "XkbModel" "inspiron"
>         Option      "XkbLayout" "us,us"
>         Option      "XkbVariant" ",intl"
>         Option      "XKbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle"
> EndSection
> 
> [...]
> 
> and in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/X0-config.keyboard (now under /usr/local/.... )
> 
> Rules                    =      "xorg"
> Model                    =      "inspiron"
> Layout                   =      "us,us"
> Variant                  =      ",intl"
> MouseKeysCurve           =      0
> 
> 
> I use XFCE4.4 as my environment, and both the 'Keyboard Layout Switcher' 
> applet
> and the left alt-shift combos would allow me to switch between the 2 modes
> flawlessly.
> 
> After the upgrade to xorg 7.2, using the same configuration, I noticed several
> problems related to the keyboard behaviour, namely:
> 
> 1) - neither method to change the keyboard layout works.
> 2) - Several shortcuts that involve the Alt (left) key work either : alt-tab 
> to
> cycle through windows, ctrl-alt-arrows to move through desktops.
> 3) - When launching the application 'skippy' (x11-wm/skippy) or skippy-xd
> (x11-wm/skippy-xd), i get :
> 
> $ skippy-xd 
> X Error of failed request:  BadAccess (attempt to access private resource 
> denied)
>   Major opcode of failed request:  33 (X_GrabKey)
>   Serial number of failed request:  75
>   Current serial number in output stream:  75
> 
> This never used to happen before (notice the X_GrabKey error).
> 

I've noticed also that Ctrl-Alt-F1 (through to F6) doesn't change back to a 
non-X terminal anymore... 
it seems the alt key is not being processed at all.... 

> 
> I tried a clean keyboard config (only 1 layout) and the problem with the 
> normal
> XFCE shortcuts (problem #2) is solved... 
> 
> I tried creating a separate keyboard using xorgcfg with the 'intl' layout, but
> it didnt do what I wanted - problem #2 was still solved, but I couldnt switch
> between layouts (which is rather obvious, as they were defined as different
> keyboards...)
> 
> If anyone could shed some light on this, it'd be greatly appreciated :)
> 
> Thanks!
> Beto
> _________________________
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> 
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