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FS#63863 - [gnome-shell] (3.34.0+94+g3d86e6e79-1) Switching keyboard layout as Alt+Shift doesn't work.

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Artemii Sudakov (Bitedasher) - Friday, 20 September 2019, 15:03 GMT
Last edited by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Friday, 25 October 2019, 07:38 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 5
Private No


Switching keyboard layout on shortcuts, which was set in Gnome-Tweaks/setxkbmap doesn't work. I can change keyboard layout only by pressing Super+Space. But any other shortcuts doesn't work at all. I only can hear a notification sound, but not layout changing. This problem only affects at Xorg session, Wayland work good.
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Closed by  Jan de Groot (JGC)
Friday, 25 October 2019, 07:38 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  3.34.1 includes the mentioned fix
Comment by Korkiat Petsiri (mrlamud) - Saturday, 21 September 2019, 01:13 GMT
I do confirm this bug.

If you wish to correct switching key in xorg, you can manage in dconf Editor ../org/gnome/desktop/wm/keybindings/switch-input-source.
Comment by Artemii Sudakov (Bitedasher) - Saturday, 21 September 2019, 17:23 GMT
It doesn't work even if i try change it in dconf
Comment by Konstantin Shalygin (k0ste) - Monday, 23 September 2019, 02:42 GMT
I have this bug too.

But switching start working after segfault of gnome-shell...

[Mon Sep 23 09:25:16 2019] gnome-shell[968]: segfault at 0 ip 00007f44c98efaa0 sp 00007ffd70b3c178 error 4 in[7f44c98c9000+cf000]
[Mon Sep 23 09:25:16 2019] Code: 74 10 8b 00 85 c0 75 0a 8b 87 70 01 00 00 c3 0f 1f 00 48 83 ec 08 bf 0d 00 00 00 e8 4a fe fe ff 31 c0 48 83 c4 08 c3 0f 1f 00 <48> 8b 07 48 85 c0 74 10 8b 00 85 c0 75 0a 8b 87 74 01 00 00 c3 0f
[Mon Sep 23 09:25:17 2019] [drm] Reducing the compressed framebuffer size. This may lead to less power savings than a non-reduced-size. Try to increase stolen memory size if available in BIOS.
Comment by Peter (Rinaldus) - Monday, 23 September 2019, 07:59 GMT
I found temporary solution. If you press Alt+F2 and input "r" there (to restart gnome-shell), keyboard switching starts to work again. But only in current session. You have to repeat it every time after booting. I hope, that the developers will fix it soon.
Comment by Ariel Shatil (denomolo) - Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 06:47 GMT
Confirmed from me as well. Reloading the shell fixes it for current session.
Comment by Konstantin Shalygin (k0ste) - Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 06:54 GMT
Works for me too, thanks for workaround.
Comment by Amiad (amiad) - Thursday, 03 October 2019, 09:44 GMT
I have this problem too. It is very difficult to work with two layouts.
Comment by Peter (Rinaldus) - Monday, 07 October 2019, 15:40 GMT
Here's patch for Mutter, that fixes this problem. And also modified PKGBUILD with patch included. I rebuilt Mutter with this patch and keyboard layout switching works again.
Comment by Peter (Rinaldus) - Monday, 07 October 2019, 22:35 GMT
This bug is fixed by upstream in #ce86f90efbaa51522ba14c5b4cad933c2106de42 ( If you rebuilt Mutter with latest commit, it will be fixed.