3.9, X11 and gr layout

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3.9, X11 and gr layout

Antonios Anastasiadis
Hello.
Running GENERIC 3.9 here.
I am aware that the greek layout has changed in Xorg 6.9 from "el" to "gr".
However, putting
Option "XkbLayout"  "us,gr"
does not work. The machine does simply not switch layouts.
Using another layout instead of gr, ex. "ru" works ok.
The relevant log lines are

...
(**) Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
(**) Keyboard1: XkbRules: "xorg"
(**) Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
(**) Keyboard1: XkbModel: "pc104"
(**) Option "XkbLayout" "us,gr"
(**) Keyboard1: XkbLayout: "us,gr"
(**) Option "CustomKeycodes" "off"
(**) Keyboard1: CustomKeycodes disabled
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Keyboard1" (type: KEYBOARD)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Mouse1" (type: MOUSE)
...

which seem to be ok I guess.

Perhaps someone (Herrb?) has any idea what's wrong here?

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Re: 3.9, X11 and gr layout

dystopianray (Bugzilla)
There is a bug report concerning this at:
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5012

I also found what seems to be a discussion about it, although it's in Greek so
i'm not sure what is going on. It is located at:
http://lists.hellug.gr/pipermail/i18ngr/2006-February/003835.html

On Thursday, 25 May 2006 1:49, Antonios Anastasiadis wrote:

> Hello.
> Running GENERIC 3.9 here.
> I am aware that the greek layout has changed in Xorg 6.9 from "el" to "gr".
> However, putting
> Option "XkbLayout"  "us,gr"
> does not work. The machine does simply not switch layouts.
> Using another layout instead of gr, ex. "ru" works ok.
> The relevant log lines are
>
> ...
> (**) Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
> (**) Keyboard1: XkbRules: "xorg"
> (**) Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
> (**) Keyboard1: XkbModel: "pc104"
> (**) Option "XkbLayout" "us,gr"
> (**) Keyboard1: XkbLayout: "us,gr"
> (**) Option "CustomKeycodes" "off"
> (**) Keyboard1: CustomKeycodes disabled
> (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Keyboard1" (type: KEYBOARD)
> (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Mouse1" (type: MOUSE)
> ...
>
> which seem to be ok I guess.
>
> Perhaps someone (Herrb?) has any idea what's wrong here?

--
Raymond Lewis Rebbeck

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Re: 3.9, X11 and gr layout

Antonios Anastasiadis
thanks!
I had already stumbled upon the mailing lists discussion, but is was
mainly a dispute about the el->gr change, no bugs there.
The bug report however is exactly what I needed and one of the
comments contains a trick that temporarily fixes the bug.

So, for the few ones there who want to be able to write in Greek in
OpenBSD (and in Xorg 6.9 generally) , just symlink el to gr in
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/symbols/pc .

Most likely there have been some remnants forgotten behind during the
process to change from el to gr.