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Hi guys...
I just loaded the new solus mate iso to a usb to test it out live
and everything is working great except the keyboard layout
the last time was a problem with displaying the available language and that has been fixed https://dev.solus-project.com/T1200
thanks to ikey and shann
now I choose the language I wanted with English and save but I can't switch between them...by Alt+Shift nor by mouse (choosing it from the panel menu)...eveytime I try to switch it just stays with English

if ikey can take a look from a live iso and test that out would be great

love you guys <3

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Seeder101 updated the task description. (Show Details)Jan 2 2017, 12:19 PM

The keyboard layouts I add become gray/deactivated. The applet doesn't show any change. The keyboard selected is always English (US). It's the only one that works.

I'm having the same problem using solus MATE hopefully it can be fixed soon.

@o-alquimista
I used the following command as a workaround to the issue.
in the end replace "us,il" with any other languages layouts you want i used "us,il" for both english and hebrew.
also the command enables alt+shift to switch between the languages.

setxkbmap -option grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll us,il

@o-alquimista
I used the following command as a workaround to the issue.
in the end replace "us,il" with any other languages layouts you want i used "us,il" for both english and hebrew.
also the command enables alt+shift to switch between the languages.
setxkbmap -option grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll us,il

This workaround works. Thanks, the_mentor.

rodrum added a subscriber: rodrum.Mar 19 2017, 3:25 AM

Just to let you know that I did test this on the unstable repository with MATE 1.18 but unfortunately the problem remains.

any updates on this?

@ikey unfortunately it doesn't solve the problem here (at least for T2794)

That's a different issue @kyrios123 - this one is about basic layout switching. which is resolved.

Ok, can T2794 be reopened then ?
Because it was closed and merged with this task.

euoar added a comment.Apr 4 2017, 9:18 AM

Nice, I was looking forward to this for my netbook install. Thanks for the great work!

Hi @ikey i've updated my Solus MATE to the latest version and i'm still experiencing this issue.
is there anything specific i need to do to install this fix?

@the_mentor are you on unstable ? If not, you'll have to wait a little longer until it's pushed on the stable repo

@kyrios123 @ikey i can confirm that after installing the latest round of updates this issue is resolved.
Thank you very much for all the amazing hard work !!

Happy to hear it :)