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Re: setxkbmap crashes Xorg

* Seb <spluque@gmail.com> [080207 13:42]:
> Hi,
> Has anybody found a work-around bug #462243
> (http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=462243).  It was
> merged with an upstream bug in Xorg
> (https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14162).  It happens in my
> Debian sid system, with a M$ Natural Ergonomic (4000 v1.0) keyboard,
> whenever setxkbmap is called.  I do this through kde's keyboard layout
> in control center, and X simply crashes.  It also happens with a mere
> call to setxkbmap on the command line without args.

I use the "classic" (not ANSI) Dvorak layout, and in addition I swap
the MENU and ALT keys.

A number of months ago, after installing Lenny, I also experienced X
crashes when trying to alter the keyboard with "dpkg-reconfigure
xserver-xorg" -- even though I previously had been able to do so
without difficulty.

The work-around which I found is to make all keyboard layout changes
with the Gnome menu:

    system -> preferences -> keyboard


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