Bug#770435: mate-desktop: Keyboard layout incorrectly set

Mike Gabriel mike.gabriel at das-netzwerkteam.de
Wed Mar 4 14:46:30 UTC 2015

Control: close -1


On  Mi 04 Mär 2015 13:39:34 CET, Sébastien Hinderer wrote:

> Hi,
> Mike Gabriel (2015/03/04 11:11 +0000):
>> Control: tag -1 moreinfo
>> Hi,
>> On  Fr 21 Nov 2014 09:44:11 CET, Sébastien Hinderer wrote:
>> >In console mode, the keyboard layout is french, as expected.
>> >
>> >When the X server starts, its logs show that it is correctly loading the
>> >french keyboard layout.
>> >
>> >In MATE, when going to the Preferences menu, then keyboard, the keyboard
>> >layout is correctly set to french.
>> >
>> >However, in applications such as mate terminal or Firefox, theactual layout
>> >is qwerty,namely an english layout.
>> I cannot confirm this (using a German keyboard).
>> @pkg-mate-team: can others with non-en_US keyboards confirm this???
>> Can you please:
>>   o install a fresh Debian jessie system
>>   o configure the system to be localized to your needs
>>     (including LANG, Keyboard settings, etc.)
>>   o install MATE desktop environment (a fresh install, as I said).
>> If the issue persists (or if you cannot reproduce), get back to us and give
>> feedback.
> I'm sorry -- I won't be able to do that, due to a lackof time.
> Many thanks for the attention to this bug, though.
> For the moment, the workaround I use is to add an application to those
> that are automatically launched at mate startup, namely
> sh -c "setxkbmap fr"
> I don't know why sh -c is necessary and why notthe command alone, I
> found this on the Internet. That works...
> Thanks,
> Shérab.

Another package maintainer (Martin Wimpress) tested a fresh install  
with en_UK keyboard and could neither confirm the reported issue.

I close this bug until someone else pops up having the same issue who  
can provide more debug information.



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