After upgrading something on my ~amd64 system my right Alt key isn't recognized as ComposeKey anymore.
My "XkbOptions" are:
1. It still works in US-layout, but not in Russian or German one.
2. It still works if I press right Alt when layout is US, switch to Russian and press custom combination of Cyrillic characters.
3. `rctrl` as a Compose key seems to work fine too.
Sorry for being so vague about what which update lead to the issue, but I can't really pinpoint the root cause myself. I think it was fine on ~amd64 system fully updated on Jun 29, and I've noticed the problem after updating on Jul 11th (I think). But I won't bet on it myself :-|
Using which input driver?
Maybe this is related to an xkeyboard-config upgrade.
"qlop -lu xkeyboard-config" might tell whether you upgraded that package at the time the problem appeared.
(In reply to Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn from comment #1)
> Using which input driver?
> Maybe this is related to an xkeyboard-config upgrade.
> "qlop -lu xkeyboard-config" might tell whether you upgraded that package at
> the time the problem appeared.
Yes! Thanks a lot!
I've downgraded to x11-misc/xkeyboard-config-2.17 and the issue went away!
I'm no expert, but probably that's the change that had broken ralt for me: https://cgit.freedesktop.org/xkeyboard-config/commit/?id=85845be3a51f1ae790902b2b4c837d11382f50d8
I use only "ru(win)" and tested "de" only today.
It would be good if you report this problem upstream at https://bugs.freedesktop.org/ so it can be addressed there, then add the upstream bug URL to this report.
I've registered on Xorg bugzilla only to find out that the bug has already been reported: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=97057
This is fixed upstream:
Fix is part of x11-misc/xkeyboard-config-2.19.