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Old 07-29-2005, 10:21 AM   #1
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Help with XKB configuration error

Hi, the Ubuntu forums seem to be down at this time.

I installed Ubuntu and I' m generally happy with it; I still have a problem setting up a us_intl keyboard with deadkeys, which I require to accent foreign words. Gnome doesn't have it and the next similar one is " us with deadkeys," which I selected. This Gnome keyboard preference worked in Firefox and Thunderbird, but not in OpenOffice. I am new to Gnome and this was strange to me because I know the KDE setting, for example, is a global one.

As a good newbie, I couldn't leave well alone and I then tried to modify the xorg.conf file. The remedy not only didn't work but got me in deeper trouble. Now I can't even get accents to work in Firefox or Thunderbird and on top of that I get an error at X startup:

"Error activating XKB configuration"

I followed the bug instructions and the following is what I get.

xprop -root | grep XKB shows:

XKB_Rules_Names backup (string) = xorg, pc104, us, ,
XKB_Rules_Names (string) = xorg, pc104, us, ,

gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd shows:

layouts = [us]
model = [pc 105]
overrideSettings = true
options = []

I can see the problem but have no idea how to fix it.



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