20100701

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This week's Hug Day will focus on xkeyboard-config!

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Stock Responses

For problem specific Stock Responses see: Bugs/Responses

48 New Bugs

To mark it off the list you should:

  • Verify the bug is still not fixed
  • Request any needed info, Subscribe, Status to incomplete or

  • Set status to Confirmed

Bug

Subject

Triager

592448

"Keyboard Layout Options" misspells Caps Lock as "CapsLock"

simosx

588918

Keyboard layout for Sindhi

simosx

581704

Quick buttons in HP DV9285 stop working

simosx

577532

1.8 breaks Super (Win) key shortcuts in Gtk apps

simosx

575660

Mali layout selects Malayalam layout

simosx

565365

Keyboard layout switching with "Both Alt keys together" broken

simosx

558342

Mistakes within Belarusian keymaps for X11

brunogirin

553456

Keyboard Genius KKB-2050HS SlimStar Pro and leds

pvillavi

549945

The 3rd level all mixed up on keyboard after upgrade from Jaunty to Karmic

kamus

533924

Error activating XKB configuration.

kamus

514869

Bulgarian keyboard layout does not match the standard

kamus

483142

wishlist: adding YaZhERT and other types of russian phonetic layouts

kamus

475280

Variant keyboard layouts are numbered with a subscript instead of something more descriptive

brunogirin

475244

third-level keys don't work until after settings are changed in gnome-keyboard-properties

simosx

462249

"Both Alt keys together" to change layout does not work

simosx

457612

bad french translate in gnome-keyboard-properties

simosx

454340

own layout: solution for No Symbols named "any_own_layout" in the include file "original layout"

simosx

447912

Wrong keyboard layout display for Austria

simosx

446509

wrong swiss french keyborad layout

pvillavi

444270

xorg won't set layout with level 8 modifier

simosx

438053

MacBook keyboard incorrect mapping [Jaunty]

kamus

433926

xkbcomp error: Type "ONE_LEVEL" has 1 levels, but <RALT> has 2 symbols

simosx

425538

Gnome Keyboard Layout Options: Option missing to turn capslock off

pvillavi

420197

X keyboard layouts claim nonexistent key

pvillavi

415768

funny alt/meta mapping with sun type 7 keyboards

408651

libx11-data: contains conflicting compose definitions

kamus

400718

Alt key in Compiz does not work when "Alt is mapped to Right Win, Super to Menu" selected

pvillavi

393887

evdev.xml lacks entry for geometry/kinesis

simosx

386904

error with Russian language when typing

kamus

382257

Special keys on Acer Aspire 5920G (Norwegian) not recognized

simosx

377175

Volume Up button locks screen

pvillavi

376838

I can't see my custom keyboard layout in Jaunty

simosx

374612

Logitech Access Keyboard layout

pvillavi

373297

Layout options not honored for second keyboard

simosx

372611

Keyboard layout switching does not work

simosx

363677

Some combinations of keyboard layouts lock Polish diacritics

simosx

363557

keys' hyphema and equal 'does not work in KDE4

pvillavi

361536

do not work after upgrade to 8.10

pvillavi

360381

Lenovo Ideapad S10e orange-arrow fn.key has bad keycode

simosx

359719

abnt2 keyboard layout missing thinkpad variant

simosx

343135

Cannot free up menu key so it can be used as the compose key

pvillavi

339916

LShift-RShift dosent work

pvillavi

327554

KEY_SETUP and KEY_F22 do not produce X.org key event

simosx

301137

keyboard layout switch in gnome results in dead keys

simosx

299727

Sun Type 7 USB keyboard misdetected by X

pvillavi

293275

Keyboard repeat delay does not apply to all keys equally

pvillavi

290226

unable to switch keyboard layouts

pvillavi

8 Incomplete Bugs

To mark it off the list you should:

  • Change the bug's status to "Confirmed" or "Triaged" if the reporter replied with enough information or

  • Ask a secondary follow up question and subscribe to the bug report

Bug

Subject

Triager

414784

xmodmap doesn't recognise dead_belowdot

simosx

373472

Danish keyboard spacebar types non-breaking spaces

kamus

352438

End key doesn't work, < appears instead

simosx

287428

Menu key emits XF86WakeUp on Thinkpad X61s

simosx

260074

Some keys are not recognised on ISO_Level3_Shift

229966

~ key does not appear directly after pressing AltGr-4 on Spanish Keyboard

simosx

131820

X.org is missing a keymap definition

62587

Ligatures problem in Arabic keyboard layout

simosx

14 Confirmed Bugs

To mark it off the list you should:

  • Verify the bug is still not fixed
  • Request any needed info, Subscribe, Status to incomplete or
  • Set status to triaged UbuntuBugControl

Bug

Subject

Triager

575978

Wrong keys in icelandic keyboard layout

simosx

575780

Error during activation of configuration XKB (Macbook 2.1)

527193

there is wrong character in default kazakh layout

simosx

465926

sun type 6 keyboard not supported (bs key not working)

454160

Macbook/Macbook Pro keyboard layout throws error

415667

libx11-data: compose ellipsis problem

simosx

374699

Misleading Label in Keyboard Layout Options

simosx

353525

holding the mute button down should not repeat the action

simosx

350590

[Hotkey] EeePC 901 wrong keycode on Changescreen Key

295990

Keyboard layout reset after attaching USB keyboard

simosx

289928

Bad keyboard configuration in gdm since 8.10rc update

268967

xmodmap confuses keyboard layout in gnome

simosx

188308

colemak is broken

137766

Linguistic representation for Indian Languages Regional & Language - System Settings

simosx

2 Bugs with Patches

To mark it off the list you should:

  • Verify if the patch really is a patch.
  • If it is not, unmark it as a patch.
  • If it is, get the bug triaged and looked by the maintainer.

Bug

Subject

Triager

575978

Wrong keys in icelandic keyboard layout

simosx

527193

there is wrong character in default kazakh layout

simosx

Progress

http://people.ubuntu.com/~brian/complete-graphs/xkeyboard-config/plots/xkeyboard-config-1day-triaging.png

Meta actions

The dealing with these bug reports revealed a usability issue on keyboard layouts that needs to be solved. The default shortcut to switch between keyboard layouts is Alt+AltGr, and this is a setting that comes from Xorg/xkeyboard-config. Ubuntu keeps this default in most cases, unless a specific language team selects an alternative layout (they often select Alt+Shift). The issue is that

  • Alt+AltGr is not publicised in the documents and it is an arcane shortcut.

  • Alt+AltGr does not work anymore, and you cannot use it to switch between keyboard layouts. This is an issue with Xorg and it will probably take time to fix, 462249

I see two meta actions from this exercise,

  • the keyboard indicator should give a hint (make more prominent) the shortcut that helps switch between keyboard layouts. This is probably an Ubuntu UI design request.
  • the Alt+AltGr default shortcut should be changed; we need to get the usability people involved, find something more appropriate (Alt+Shift?) and change it as default throughout.

    • Note that Alt+Shift is a bad choice, as it could more easily be used for an application short-cut than the previous one. The trick of using modifiers on both sides of the keyboard was good for avoiding this, could “press both Control keys” (or both shift keys) work? ~~~~
      • I use Shift+Shift to switch and it is quite usable without conflicts. (Alt+Shift is said to have an issue with Inkscape). In any case, what is needed is to make this shortcut more prominent, easily shown in the keyboard indicator).

More Bugs

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UbuntuBugDay/20100701 (last edited 2010-07-12 22:36:25 by simosx)