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Bug#234113: Same problem here, found workaround

Package: xlibs
Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-8
Followup-For: Bug #234113

I have had, for quite a while now, had the same problems; using KDE
keyboard-switching applet, I could never switch from layout 'us' to 'us_intl'.
Also manually running setxkbmap never worked; always the error
'Error loading new keyboard description' would be returned. As it had worked
before I thought it to be a temporary incompatibility between kxkb and XFree86.

As the problem persisted, I thought I'd look up what bugs were filed on it and
found this ole bug on the issue. Thanks to Dennis' last reply to this bug I was
able to find a solution/workaround.

Dennis wrote:

> Your /etc/X11/xkb/rules/xfree86 should contain the line
>   ! $oldlayouts = az bs ca ca_enhanced de_CH fr_CH hu hu_qwerty lt_std mn vn
> which tells XKB to load symbols/fr_CH and not symbols/pc/fr_CH.

So I added 'us_intl' to that line, and lo and behold: 'setxkbmap us_intl' now
as it should.

I have no idea if that is the correct fix for this problem or a horrible
workaround I shouldn't be using; but I can now use latin-1 characters easily

Martijn Pieters

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.9-1-686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)

Versions of packages xlibs depends on:
ii  libice6                   4.3.0.dfsg.1-8 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libsm6                    4.3.0.dfsg.1-8 X Window System Session Management
ii  libx11-6                  4.3.0.dfsg.1-8 X Window System protocol client li
ii  libxext6                  4.3.0.dfsg.1-8 X Window System miscellaneous exte
ii  libxft1                   4.3.0.dfsg.1-8 FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxi6                    4.3.0.dfsg.1-8 X Window System Input extension li
ii  libxmu6                   4.3.0.dfsg.1-8 X Window System miscellaneous util
ii  libxmuu1                  4.3.0.dfsg.1-8 lightweight X Window System miscel
ii  libxp6                    4.3.0.dfsg.1-8 X Window System printing extension
ii  libxpm4                   4.3.0.dfsg.1-8 X pixmap library
ii  libxrandr2                4.3.0.dfsg.1-8 X Window System Resize, Rotate and
ii  libxt6                    4.3.0.dfsg.1-8 X Toolkit Intrinsics
ii  libxtrap6                 4.3.0.dfsg.1-8 X Window System protocol-trapping 
ii  libxtst6                  4.3.0.dfsg.1-8 X Window System event recording an
ii  xlibs-data                4.3.0.dfsg.1-8 X Window System client data

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