Can't change keyboard layout in Xfce

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  • Ludovic Courtès
  • Maxim Cournoyer
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Maxim Cournoyer wrote on 20 May 23:22 +0200
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Hello,
In a VM image such as the one we offer for download here:https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/guix/guix-system-vm-image-1.3.0.x86_64-linux.qcow2or manually built with
$ guix system image --image-size=20G -t qcow2 gnu/system/examples/vm-image.tmpl
it is not possible to switch the keyboard layout (it sticks to thedefault English US one) via the provided GUI (xfce4-keyboard-settings).
Looking at dbus-monitor, we can see that it sends the following D-Busmessages to xfconf, the configuration manager of Xfce:
Toggle snippet (20 lines)method call time=1621544143.298985 sender=:1.31 -> destination=:1.3 serial=21 path=/org/xfce/Xfconf; interface=org.xfce.Xfconf; member=SetProperty string "keyboard-layout" string "/Default/XkbLayout" variant string "us,ara,et"method call time=1621544143.299068 sender=:1.31 -> destination=:1.3 serial=22 path=/org/xfce/Xfconf; interface=org.xfce.Xfconf; member=SetProperty string "keyboard-layout" string "/Default/XkbVariant" variant string "dvorak,,"method return time=1621544143.299121 sender=:1.3 -> destination=:1.31 serial=425 reply_serial=21signal time=1621544143.299139 sender=:1.3 -> destination=(null destination) serial=426 path=/org/xfce/Xfconf; interface=org.xfce.Xfconf; member=PropertyChanged string "keyboard-layout" string "/Default/XkbLayout" variant string "us,ara,et"method return time=1621544143.299192 sender=:1.3 -> destination=:1.31 serial=427 reply_serial=22signal time=1621544143.299209 sender=:1.3 -> destination=(null destination) serial=428 path=/org/xfce/Xfconf; interface=org.xfce.Xfconf; member=PropertyChanged string "keyboard-layout" string "/Default/XkbVariant" variant string "dvorak,,"
There doesn't seem to be a problem up to this point.
We'd need to continue the investigation with what xfconf does followingthe received D-Bus messages.
Thanks,
Maxim
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 29 May 23:03 +0200
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