Can't change keyboard layout in Xfce

OpenSubmitted by Maxim Cournoyer.
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  • Ludovic Courtès
  • Maxim Cournoyer
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Maxim Cournoyer wrote on 20 May 2021 23:22
(name . bug-guix)(address . bug-guix@gnu.org)
87h7ixxfqs.fsf@gmail.com
Hello,

In a VM image such as the one we offer for download here:
or 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 the
default English US one) via the provided GUI (xfce4-keyboard-settings).

Looking at dbus-monitor, we can see that it sends the following D-Bus
messages to xfconf, the configuration manager of Xfce:

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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=21
signal 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=22
signal 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 following
the received D-Bus messages.

Thanks,

Maxim
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 29 May 2021 23:03
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