[PATCH] xkb fixes

Stefan Dirsch sndirsch at suse.de
Fri Aug 1 02:37:18 PDT 2008

On Fri, Aug 01, 2008 at 05:07:08PM +0930, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> Just in case you haven't completed your daily weeping, please review the
> attached patches.
> The problem we have now is that xkb settings applied with XbkUseCoreKbd
> only apply to the VCK, but not to the SDs. This can lead to interesting
> effects, such as keyboard settings getting lost, or the keyboard switcher in
> gnome not working anymore. 
> The attached patches simply rip the core out of the ProcXkbWhatever, move it
> into a _XkbWhatever, and call the latter repeatedly. Generally, if if
> ProcXkbWhatever fails on _any_ device, it reports an error to the client
> before any of the devices are modified - insofar as that was possible.
> The same patches can be applied to 1.5, with minimal changes.

I'm wondering if these patches address any of these Bugs

 13539 - XKB map setting is bonged
 16105 - initial group width n >= 2 results in broken map
 16145 - Simulated Caps lock key press via XTestFakeKeyEvent does not toggle the LED indicator
 16364 - Behavior of xmodmap differs when invoked before any key has been pressed

or asked differently: Is there some background to these changes,
e.g. bugreports. Which ones?

Best regards,

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