Secondary keyboard doesn't remain in a separate group
Submitted by Tim Nelson
Assigned to Xorg Project Team
The Fedora 10 RPMs of xorg that I'm using are: xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.5.3-6.fc10.i386 xorg-x11-server-utils-7.4-3.fc10.i386
I'm assuming this tells us the appropriate software versions.
Here's my post of the original problem, with Peter Hutterers replies inline.
... I have two keyboards hooked to my computer. One of them changes groups when it probably shouldn't. Here's my setup:
Keyboard 1: Standard. Is this "us(basic)" or something? I was hoping setxkbmap would tell me, but I guess not.
fwiw, rules evdev, model pc104, layout us are the defaults.
Keyboard 2: ang,el as written above. This is basically two groups, one for Anglo-Saxon (Fairly standard plus some extra, mostly Latin-1 stuff), and the other group for greek.
What happens is, when I write in Greek mode on my second keyboard, if
I press any key on my first keyboard, the second one switches to Anglo-Saxon. The scroll lock LED doesn't change, though. I was hoping that this keyboard would be able to use LED-on to indicate Greek, and LED-off to indicate Anglo-Saxon, but this doesn't seem to be happening.
Just as a test, I tried switching the Anglo-Saxon and the Greek
around. This switched the results -- every time I type on the primary keyboard, the secondary switches to Greek. I'm assuming the bug is somehow connected to setting the secondary keyboard to the same group as the first.
There seem also to be associated bugs when setting two maps on each
keyboard. Changing the map on device 0 seems to change it for all keyboards, so if I want to change this, I have to reset my secondary afterwards.
no, this shouldn't happen. to be sure though try it in a plain X session without a desktop environment (they do the funniest things sometimes). if it's still broken then, please file a bug and CC me on it. Also please state there what server version you're running.
Ok, I tried xinit and xterm. The Greek showed up as blank spaces instead of letters (presumably die to the font used), but other than that, the problem was exactly the same. As I normally use enlightenment DR17 without gnome or KDE, this was presumably to be expected.
Version: 7.4 (2008.09)