Solution: keyboard layout problems in Fedora devel

Fabio Comolli fabio.comolli at
Thu Mar 2 16:30:17 UTC 2006

Just to confirm that I had those problems with keyboard layouts in X
and that today's update solved it.

On 3/2/06, Mike A. Harris <mharris at> wrote:
> This is a daily reminder to everyone, but in particular people who
> experience problems and report them before they read the mailing
> list archives or query bugzilla for bug reports before filing a
> new one:
> We have switched from X.Org xkbdata to xkeyboard-config data, and
> in the process the initial build that went into rawhide (1.0.1-5)
> inadvertently had backward compatibility stuff disabled.  This
> problem has been resolved in 1.0.1-6, which should now be visible
> in rawhide today.
> If you experience *any* keyboard related problems or regressions
> after updating, make sure you have xorg-x11-xkbdata-1.0.1-6 or
> later installed before filing a bug report or asking for help.
> After you're sure you have that version or newer installed, restart
> X or reboot your system to ensure the changes take effect.  You
> may also need to reconfigure your keyboard with system-config-keyboard.
> After verifying you're using 1.0.1-6 or later however, if you still
> have problems, please do report them in bugzilla against the
> "xorg-x11-xkbdata" component.  I'll be reviewing xkbdata problems
> closely between now and final build, and incorporating any fixes
> I can muster up.
> Thanks to everyone for testing the new bits out!
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> Mike A. Harris  *  Open Source Advocate  *
>                        Proud Canadian.
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