Updated xkeyboard-config packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The xkeyboard-config packages contain configuration data used by the X keyboard Extension (XKB), which allows selection of keyboard layouts when using a graphical interface.
- With the previous upgrade to upstream version 2.11, the /usr/share/X11/xkb/keymap.dir file was removed from the xkeyboard-config packages. Consequently, X11 keyboard configuration stopped working for NX connections. This update includes the missing file again, and as a result, the broken functionality is restored.
- The previous upgrade to upstream version 2.11 also remapped three keys in the Russian phonetic keyboard layout: the "x" key was mapped to "ha", "h" to "che", and "=" to the soft sign. This change caused problems to users who expected the usual layout of the phonetic keyboard. Now, the layout has been fixed, and these keys are correctly mapped to the soft sign, "ha", and "che" respectively.
Users of xkeyboard-config are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.