Keyboard layout per device
aeris at imirhil.fr
Sat Aug 18 06:59:31 PDT 2012
I usually use 3 keyboards layout :
— bepo, with a Typematrix or laptop integrated keyboard;
— azerty, to allow mates and colleagues to use my computer with a better-known
layout on a standard USB keyboard;
— qwerty, for my Yubikey, a security token working only with this layout.
I try to configure X to manage all those layouts and assign the right layout to
Here is my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-keyboard.conf :
On my workstation (Typematrix + Yubikey + mate keyboard), I obtain the
following when I plug my keyboards :
Device Plugged TM Yubi Logitech
1 TM bépo OK
2 Yubi bépo OK qwerty OK
3 Logitech azerty NOK azerty NOK azerty OK
4 Yubi azerty NOK qwerty OK azerty OK
5 TM bépo OK bépo NOK bépo NOK
On my laptop (integrated + Typematrix + Yubikey + mate keyboard) :
Device Plugged Integrated TM Yubi Logitech
1 Integrated bépo OK
2 TM bépo OK bépo OK
3 Yubi qwerty NOK qwerty NOK qwerty OK
4 Logitech qwerty NOK qwerty NOK qwerty OK azerty OK
5 Yubi qwerty NOK qwerty NOK qwerty OK qwerty NOK
6 TM bépo OK bépo OK bépo NOK bépo NOK
This behaviour is very random and not predictable.
Sometime the last plugged device layout is apply globally (case 6 on laptop)
sometime only on the last plugged device (case 5 on laptop).
And I don't have the same behaviour on laptop and workstation (plug the yubi
reset all layout on laptop (case 3) but not on workstation (case 2)).
Where I'm wrong on my configuration or where I misunderstand Xorg behaviour or
Thanks in advance,
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