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Month: June 2015

How to debug a keyboard problem?

From: Thierry de Coulon <tcoulon@...>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 22:13:36 +0200
Hello all,

I am running R14.0.0 on openSuSE 13.1. I have enabled keyboard layouts in the 
control center, with a "German Switzerland" keyboard (french layout) as 
default and a US Keyboard as alternative.

I never had problems with this setting in the previous versions, but now, 
sometime, without any action from me (that I am aware of), suddenly the US 
layout is activated. What's more, if I switch back to Swiss German, I loose 
the AltGr combination (for those who don't have this key, it enables an 
alternate character, most importantly for me the keay that gives 2  and " 
also gives @ thith AltGr. Without it, I must use the US keyboard to get @ 
(and I use it in some passwords...).

Now the question is, where could I find some tracing of what happened?

I can also add that I upgraded from 3.5.13 ro R14, and that if I open the 
system menu, then Trinity Control Center, then any subitem, most items are 
shown two times.

For example, in "Regional & Accessibility", I get two time "Keyboard Layout". 
However, only the second opens the settings, the other does not react. So I'm 
wondering if someting went wrong with the upgrade.

Both .kde et .tde exist, however only .tde/config contains kcontrolrc. there 
is, however, an /opt/kde3

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