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Bug#273724: kcontrol (keyboard_layout): cannot activate compose key functionality

Package: kcontrol
Version: 4:3.2.2-1
Severity: normal

I go to the "Xkb options"*) tab in the keyboard_layout KControl module
and check the "Compose key" box and several subordinate boxes like "Use
menu key as compose key".  After having pressed "Ok", all key presses
are ignored.  (Or maybe only some key presses are ignored or key presses
are ignored only in certain situations.  I don't remember exactly and I
don't want to try it right now, since I probably wouldn't be able to
finish this bug report then. :-))

After restarting KDE, the keyboard works again but no key is used as a
compose key.  So the keyboard works exactly the way it had before when
no compose-key-related checkbox was checked.

If I enter
    setxkbmap -option compose:ralt
    setxkbmap -option compose:menu
manually in Konsole while KDE is running, the respective keys work as
compose keys.  However, if I enter
    setxkbmap -option compose:rwin
and press the right Windows key afterwards, I'm not able to enter
anything on the current Konsole anymore.  If I switch to another running
Konsole, I'm able to enter characters and if I switch back to the first
Konsole, entering characters works again.

If I don't have KDE running, I'm also able to make the right Windows key
a compse key via directly using setxkbmap.

*) I use German localization.  Throughout this whole bug report I will
   translate the German texts back into English.  The original English
   texts might differ.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i586)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.7-pike
Locale: LANG=de_DE@euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE@euro

Versions of packages kcontrol depends on:
ii  kdebase-data           4:3.2.2-1         KDE Base (shared data)
ii  kdelibs4               4:3.2.3-2         KDE core libraries
ii  libart-2.0-2           2.3.16-6          Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libasound2             1.0.5-1           Advanced Linux Sound Architecture 
ii  libaudio2              1.6d-2            The Network Audio System (NAS). (s
ii  libc6                  2.3.2.ds1-16      GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libfam0c102            2.7.0-5           client library to control the FAM 
ii  libfontconfig1         2.2.3-1           generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6           2.1.7-2.2         FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgcc1                1:3.4.1-4sarge1   GCC support library
ii  libice6                4.3.0.dfsg.1-4    Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libjpeg62              6b-9              The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libpcre3               4.5-1.1           Perl 5 Compatible Regular Expressi
ii  libpng12-0            PNG library - runtime
ii  libqt3c102-mt          3:3.3.3-4.1       Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime v
ii  libraw1394-5           0.10.1-1          library for direct access to IEEE 
ii  libsm6                 4.3.0.dfsg.1-4    X Window System Session Management
ii  libssl0.9.7            0.9.7d-4          SSL shared libraries
ii  libstdc++5             1:3.3.4-6sarge1.2 The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6               4.3.0.dfsg.1-4    X Window System protocol client li
ii  libxcursor1            1.1.3-1           X cursor management library
ii  libxext6               4.3.0.dfsg.1-4    X Window System miscellaneous exte
ii  libxft2                2.1.2-6           FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxmu6                4.3.0.dfsg.1-4    X Window System miscellaneous util
ii  libxrandr2             4.3.0.dfsg.1-4    X Window System Resize, Rotate and
ii  libxrender1            0.8.3-7           X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxt6                 4.3.0.dfsg.1-4    X Toolkit Intrinsics
ii  libxtst6               4.3.0.dfsg.1-4    X Window System event recording an
ii  xlibmesa-gl [libgl1]   4.3.0.dfsg.1-4    Mesa 3D graphics library [XFree86]
ii  xlibs                  4.3.0.dfsg.1-4    X Window System client libraries m
ii  zlib1g                 1:       compression library - runtime

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