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FS#75704 - [xkeyboard-config] "Error activating XKB configuration" after update to 2.36-3

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Nate (ion203) - Friday, 26 August 2022, 18:24 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Tuesday, 06 September 2022, 13:42 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Running desktop cinnamon 5.4.9.

After updating to xkeyboard-config version 2.36-3, I get the following error popup at startup or when trying to make changes to the keyboard configuration via cinnamon's keyboard settings app.

"Error activating XKB configuration" (+ also a description prompting to include the below information)

~ > xprop -root | grep XKB
_XKB_RULES_NAMES_BACKUP(STRING) = "evdev", "pc105", "us", "", ""
_XKB_RULES_NAMES(STRING) = "evdev", "pc105", "us,us", ",colemak", "caps:none"
~ > gsettings get org.gnome.libgnomekbd.keyboard model
~ > gsettings get org.gnome.libgnomekbd.keyboard layouts
['us', 'us\tcolemak']
~ > gsettings get org.gnome.libgnomekbd.keyboard options

Downgrading to 2.36-2 fixed the issue.
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Closed by  Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Tuesday, 06 September 2022, 13:42 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Friday, 26 August 2022, 19:22 GMT Comment by Nate (ion203) - Saturday, 27 August 2022, 01:43 GMT
Thanks for the suggestion. It seems that this aur package is quite out of date, but I did manage to get it built and installed here.

The error is not present with the latest git build of xkeyboard-config
Comment by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Tuesday, 06 September 2022, 11:06 GMT
Please try version 2.36+89+g382c5feb-1 from testing repo.
Comment by Nate (ion203) - Tuesday, 06 September 2022, 13:39 GMT
Can confirm this is resolved in testing