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Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 17 months ago

#1607 closed defect (duplicate)

Cannot switch between more than 2 XKB layouts

Reported by: chaanakya Owned by: chaanakya
Priority: major Milestone: 2.2
Component: keyboard Version: trunk
Keywords: Cc:

Description (last modified by Antoine Martin)

I have set up XKB using

setxkbmap -layout us,in,in -variant ,kan-kagapa,hin-kagapa -option -option grp:menu_toggle -option ctrl:swap_caps -option grp_led:num

On regular X windows, this works fine - I can switch between all 3 layouts without any issues. Within Xpra, however, the keyboard refuses to output anything on the third layout (hin-kagapa). That is, it switches to that layout, but then does not type anything. I'm using revision r16525.

Attachments (4)

.xmodmap (1.5 KB) - added by chaanakya 5 years ago.
My xmodmap configuration
xmodmap-pke (15.7 KB) - added by chaanakya 5 years ago.
Output of xmodmap -pke
:470.log (58.5 KB) - added by chaanakya 5 years ago.
Debug output
keymap.2.py (35.0 KB) - added by chaanakya 5 years ago.
Output of keymap.py

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Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by Antoine Martin

Owner: changed from Antoine Martin to chaanakya

Please provide as many details as you can, as per wiki/Keyboard.
And I have no idea how to use such layouts..

Changed 5 years ago by chaanakya

Attachment: .xmodmap added

My xmodmap configuration

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by chaanakya

Active keyboard layout(s): us,in(kan-kagapa),in(hin-kagapa) (I don't think the exact keyboard layouts matter though...this should be true of any 3 layouts)
Input methods: Not using any at the moment - switched exclusively to xkb
Keyboard-related configuration setup/files: See my .xmodmap attached above
Keyboard type: Standard laptop keyboard (pc105 with evdev rules)
Debug log output: I will upload this in a bit
Whether the bug is present with/without --no-keyboard-sync: yes
setxkbmap -print output:

xkb_keymap {
	xkb_keycodes  { include "evdev+aliases(qwerty)"	};
	xkb_types     { include "complete"	};
	xkb_compat    { include "complete+lednum(group_lock)"	};
	xkb_symbols   { include "pc+us+in:2+in:3+inet(evdev)+group(rctrl_toggle)+ctrl(swapcaps)"	};
	xkb_geometry  { include "pc(pc105)"	};

setxkbmap -query output:

rules:      evdev
model:      pc105
layout:     us,in,in
options:    grp:rctrl_toggle,ctrl:swapcaps,grp_led:num

xpra/gtk_common/keymap.py: I will upload in a bit
xmodmap -pke output: I will attach output in a bit
xmodmap -pm output:

xmodmap:  up to 4 keys per modifier, (keycodes in parentheses):

shift       Shift_L (0x32),  Shift_R (0x85),  Shift_R (0xce)
lock        Caps_Lock (0x25)
control     Control_L (0x42)
mod1        Alt_R (0x31),  Alt_L (0x40),  Alt_L (0xcc),  Meta_L (0xcd)
mod2        Num_Lock (0x4d)
mod4        Super_L (0x3e),  Super_R (0x86),  Hyper_L (0xcf)
mod5        ISO_Level3_Shift (0x5c),  ISO_Level3_Shift (0x87),  Mode_switch (0xcb)
Last edited 5 years ago by chaanakya (previous) (diff)

Changed 5 years ago by chaanakya

Attachment: xmodmap-pke added

Output of xmodmap -pke

Changed 5 years ago by chaanakya

Attachment: :470.log added

Debug output

Changed 5 years ago by chaanakya

Attachment: keymap.2.py added

Output of keymap.py

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by Antoine Martin

Description: modified (diff)

In the log I see samples like this one:

process_key_action(['key-action', 1, 'U093E', True, (), 16779582, '\xe0\xa4\xbe', 38, 2]) server keycode=38
handle_key(1,True,U093E,16779582,38,()) keyboard_sync=True
is_modifier(38) not found
handle keycode pressing 38: key U093E
fake_key(38, True)

So the unicode character U093E is requested and we press keycode 38 for it.
Keycode 38 is defined in the xmodmap as:

keycode  38 = a A U0CBE U0C86 NoSymbol NoSymbol U0C85 NoSymbol U093E U0906 U0905 U0972

The string given matches the unicode value:

$ python -c "print('\xe0\xa4\xbe'.decode('utf8'))"


My guess is that we don't map the full keycode because we are limited to just 8 symbols when we use the core API, we would need to switch to xkb: #1049.
You can confirm that by attaching the xmodmap -pke from within the xpra session. I assume that the one you attached is from the client?

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by Antoine Martin

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Not heard back, will try to deal with this in #1049.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by Antoine Martin

See #1380 which may be sufficient if your client OS uses X11.

comment:6 Changed 17 months ago by migration script

this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/1607

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