Bug#776398: impossible to add new keyboard layout

Thibaut Paumard thibaut at debian.org
Wed Jan 28 09:04:17 UTC 2015

Le 27/01/2015 18:51, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort a écrit :
> On 27/01/15 18:11, Thibaut Paumard wrote:
>> Package: gnome-control-center
>> Version: 1:3.14.2-2
>> Severity: normal
>> Tags: l10n
>> Hi,
>> When logging into GNOME Shell, the keyboard settings in /etc/default/keyboard
>> are ignored. I end-up with a default us layout. Note that the correct layout is
>> used when I log in a virtual terminal or in KDE for instance.
>> (gnome-control-center:6899): dconf-WARNING **: failed to commit changes to
>> dconf:
>> GDBus.Error:org.gtk.GDBus.UnmappedGError.Quark._g_2dfile_2derror_2dquark.Code17:
>> Cannot open dconf database: invalid gvdb header
> Sounds like a corrupted dconf database, which is very rare...
> You can check if this works with a new user, and if so, delete your dconf
> database (you'll lose changes to settings in gnome and many gnome apps)

Dear Emilio,
Thanks, that did it.

For the record with the corrupted database, I was still able to set my
keyboard layout with setxkbmap:
$ setxkbmap fr mac apple "lv3:ralt_switch,terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
but I had to do it each time I logged it in GNOME.

Kind regards, Thibaut.

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