XGL/Compiz and keyboard layout switching

Stavros Giannouris stavrosg2002 at freemail.gr
Fri Aug 11 16:39:34 CEST 2006

Στις Fri, 11 Aug 2006 12:29:30 +0100
Ο/Η Foxy <foxy at on-the-hill.me.uk> έγραψε:

> I tried setxkbmap but it gives me error:
> > :~$ setxkbmap -layout 'gb,ru(winkeys)' -option
> > "grp:ctrl_shift_toggle" Couldn't interpret _XKB_RULES_NAMES property
> > Use defaults: rules - 'xorg' model - 'pc101' layout - 'us'
> > Segmentation fault
> I looked for xkb and got nothing:
> > xprop -root | grep XKB 
> Interesting that it happens only in xfce. In Gnome it works fine:
Gnome can (and in this case probably does) set the xkb layout
indipendently from xorg.conf and can be set for each user, that's why it
works there, I think.

For the setxkb problem, it is the first time I see it, but if I read
correctly, ru(winkeys) is the variant, so you can try  using the command

	setxkbmap -layout 'gb,ru' -variant ',winkeys' -option \

For the record, here is the command I used, and worked perfectly:

	setxkbmap -rules xorg -model pc105 -layout "us,el" -variant \
	"intl,extended" -option "grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll"

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