XFCE keyboard layout tab missing

Tony McC afmcc at btinternet.com
Fri Jan 27 10:15:49 UTC 2012

On Fri, 27 Jan 2012 02:12:09 +0000
Neil Munro <neilmunro at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all, first I apologise if this is a known issue, I have been
> searching but can't seem to find an answer. I am looking to switch to
> FreeBSD full time and this is the only thing holding me back I want to
> run XFCE and I know the 4.8 release has some issues with mounting
> devices which used to use HAL but doesn't now, from what I understand
> of the issue it's not a deal breaker for me, what I am struggling with
> is that I cannot set the keyboard in XFCE to dvorak, as the layout tab
> is missing and the keyboard icon in the settings window has no icon. I
> imagined this was at first just requiring the correct language pack
> but having installed the GB language pack the missing tab does not
> appear. Additionally I recompiled xfce4-settings with all options
> enabled to no avail.
> Does anyone know what may be causing this issue?
> Many thanks,
> Neil

Hi Neil,

I think you need to install the
port /usr/ports/deskutils/xfce4-xkb-plugin
(or package if you prefer).


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