DEEPIN DISABLES ENGLISH KEYBOARD DEAD KEYS

Hi folks, today we talk about the old bug of Deepin that torments us a few, had disappeared but reappeared in version 15.10, is that Deepin off dead keys of the keyboard International English after unlocking the screen.

For those wondering what I'm talking about, if the computer has a keyboard in English, that is, it does not have the N key or tilde, you can configure the keyboard layout as international English United States with dead keys "Inglés (US, International with dead keys) "So you can get the letter ñ with the key combination Alt Right + N, and other characters from the Castilian alphabet, such as the tilde, obtained with the Comilla + vowel key.

Hands to the work. This is not a perfect or complete, but enough practice. It is to run every minute a command that reestablishes the keyboard layout to the correct configuration, and after unlocking the screen Deepin, there is only to wait for the clock to change the minute and our ñ and company will be back.

PROCESS

Run the following command.

crontab -e

If this is the first time you run the command, the following message appears.

$ crontab -e
no crontab for usuario - using an empty one

Select an editor.  To change later, run 'select-editor'.
  1. /bin/nano        <---- easiest
  2. /usr/bin/vim.basic
  3. /usr/bin/vim.tiny

Choose 1-3 [1]:

Press 1 and Enter. Then with the arrow keys move the cursor to the last line and add the following line of text.

* * * * * setxkbmap -layout us -variant intl -display :0

It should be similar as shown below.

  GNU nano 2.7.4      Fichero: /tmp/crontab.r6q9eI/crontab      Modificado  

# 
# For example, you can run a backup of all your user accounts
# at 5 a.m every week with:
# 0 5 * * 1 tar -zcf /var/backups/home.tgz /home/
# 
# For more information see the manual pages of crontab(5) and cron(8)
# 
# m h  dom mon dow   command
* * * * * setxkbmap -layout us -variant intl -display :0




^G Ver ayuda   ^O Guardar     ^W Buscar      ^K Cortar txt  ^J Justificar
^X Salir       ^R Leer fich.  ^\ Reemplazar  ^U Pegar txt   ^T Ortografía

Press Ctrl + X, then S then Enter to save and exit.

  GNU nano 2.7.4      Fichero: /tmp/crontab.r6q9eI/crontab      Modificado  

# 
# For example, you can run a backup of all your user accounts
# at 5 a.m every week with:
# 0 5 * * 1 tar -zcf /var/backups/home.tgz /home/
# 
# For more information see the manual pages of crontab(5) and cron(8)
# 
# m h  dom mon dow   command
* * * * * setxkbmap -layout us -variant intl -display :0



¿Guardar el búfer modificado?  (Responder "No" DESCARTARÁ los cambios.)     
 S Sí
 N No           ^C Cancelar

Ready! Each time the clock strikes 0 seconds cron establish the distribution of the keyboard to English United States with international deadkeys again.

Unfortunately with the development of Deepin 20 has been abandoned quite Deepin 15 and this error has not been resolved, possibly in Deepin 20 will be arranged. And although soon the new version, well worth rest of this discomfort while Deepin reaches 20.

 

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Bruno Gama
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This is something that bothers me a lot in Deepin.
And what I tried on v20, the problem continues.
Thank you! I'll try at home!

(Sorry for any errors, I used a translator)

LeviB
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My happened too, and you're right it is very annoying.

Eli
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Very good article Isaías Gätjens MIsa Gätjens MThanks for sharing the solution to this problem.

Antonio Oropeza
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That's one of the problems I had with Deepin, sorry I did not see the explanation before but already when retest these days, Mint does not even reach the waist in the graphical interface to Deepin.

PedroTirse
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Perfect solution to this problem, thanks.

kaos
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Before installing the system at the beginning, there is a small box in the upper left end, hence the keyboard is needed, in my case, as the view is equal to that of some more here is chosen, the machine is in English so I put the option: International with dead keys AltGr and usually I continued with the installation, do not worry over matter.