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Markand
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:22 am    Post subject: Missing keyboard layout indicator in KDE panel Reply with quote

Hello,

I have setup a default layout in KDE using the AltGr International variant. There are two problems with it:

1. At startup, the layout is still plain english (e.g I can't write é using altgr + é)
2. The KDE panel does not show an indicator about the layouts while it's enabled

See this screenshot: http://markand.fr/static/indicator.png (multiple screen, see left part).

Do you have any ideas?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What you have set in System settings -> Input Devices -> Keyboard -> Tab Layout?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops, sorry the first screenshot did not display the layout part.

See this one http://markand.fr/static/indicator2.png

By the way, I wanted a light KDE installation so I only installed kdebase-meta (which works very well) so perhaps something is missing. I've checked the dependency list of kde-meta to see what could be missing but I have not seen something relevant to me.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But kde-apps/kdebase-meta install also kde-plasma/plasma-meta then I think that you have all dependency for systray.
kde-meta install extra kdeapps but these aren't related with your trouble.
It's not possible that keyboard layout in systray is only hidden? If you click on arrow, near at clock in panel, you can't see the keyboard layout?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regarding your first problem, my guess is that you need to have an X11 keyboard configuration file with the correct keymaps and variant specified. The keymap order in the X11 keyboard configuration file must be the same as the order you specified in 'System Settings' > 'Input Devices' > 'Keyboard' > 'Layouts'.

According to the window screenshot you posted, you have specified the following two US keyboard layouts in KDE:

Layout = English (US), Variant = English (international AltGr dead keys)
Layout = English (US)

So my guess is that the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf (create it, if it does not already exist) needs to contain the following:
Code:
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "system-keyboard"
        MatchIsKeyboard "on"
        Option "XkbLayout" "us,us"
        Option "XkbVariant" "altgr-intl,"
EndSection

Notice the comma in the XkbVariant option string, since you have specified two layouts.

There is a list of X Window keyboard layouts and variants in the file /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/xorg.lst (which is actually a symlink to /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base.lst) installed by X Windows, but here is that list from 2010 I found on the Web: http://pastebin.com/v2vCPHjs
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