Keyboard accentuation stopped working

Hi, I was using garuda, all working fine but suddenly my keyboard accentuation stopped working. I tried checking the "configure layouts" and adding US-English intl. with AltGr dead keys, but it still doesn't work as it should. What I'm trying to type is "É" but it shows 'e, ~a, etc. Could anyone help?

System:
Kernel: 6.1.1-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=3ebc8a4c-f7db-4cc9-97fb-486c2a5867b7 rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
loglevel=3 ibt=off amdgpu.ppfeaturemask=0xffffffff
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.26.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.7 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: ROG STRIX B450-E GAMING v: Rev 1.xx
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 4901
date: 07/25/2022
CPU:
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 3 gen: 4
level: v3 note: check built: 2021-22 process: TSMC n7 (7nm)
family: 0x19 (25) model-id: 0x21 (33) stepping: 0 microcode: 0xA201016
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 3 MiB desc: 6x512 KiB
L3: 32 MiB desc: 1x32 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3083 high: 3601 min/max: 2200/4650 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: ondemand cores: 1: 2868 2: 2619
3: 3522 4: 3597 5: 2875 6: 2877 7: 2883 8: 2877 9: 3520 10: 3601 11: 2878
12: 2879 bogomips: 88795
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
Type: retbleed status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
prctl
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
STIBP: always-on, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: AMD Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X/590]
vendor: Tul / PowerColor driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: GCN-4
code: Arctic Islands process: GF 14nm built: 2016-20 pcie: gen: 3
speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 8 link-max: lanes: 16 ports: active: DP-1
empty: DVI-D-1,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 0a:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:67df class-ID: 0300
temp: 53.0 C
Device-2: Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam type: USB
driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-2:3 chip-ID: 046d:0892
class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.6 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.7
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu dri: radeonsi gpu: amdgpu
display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
Monitor-1: DP-1 mapped: DisplayPort-0 model: AOC 24G2W1G4 serial: <filter>
built: 2020 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 93 gamma: 1.2 size: 527x296mm (20.75x11.65")
diag: 604mm (23.8") ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.3.1 renderer: AMD Radeon RX 590 Series
(polaris10 LLVM 14.0.6 DRM 3.49 6.1.1-zen1-1-zen) direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: AMD Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 / 570/580/590]
vendor: Tul / PowerColor driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 1-1:2
chip-ID: 046d:0a5b pcie: class-ID: 0300 gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 8
link-max: lanes: 16 bus-ID: 0a:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:aaf0 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 0d:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
Device-3: Logitech G933 Wireless Headset Dongle type: USB
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
Device-4: Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam type: USB
driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-2:3 chip-ID: 046d:0892
class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
Sound API: ALSA v: k6.1.1-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.63 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Intel I211 Gigabit Network vendor: ASUSTeK driver: igb v: kernel
pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: e000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
chip-ID: 8086:1539 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Device-2: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 2
speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2526 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp5s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode) type: USB
driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-6:5 chip-ID: 0a12:0001 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 2.76 TiB used: 344.01 GiB (12.2%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Seagate
model: XPG GAMMIX S70 BLADE size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
rev: 3.2.F.46 temp: 47.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 maj-min: 259:8 vendor: Western Digital
model: WDS250G1B0C-00S6U0 size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 15.8 Gb/s lanes: 2 type: SSD serial: <filter>
rev: 201000WD temp: 35.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37240G
size: 223.57 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: B1D2 scheme: MBR
ID-4: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Toshiba model: HDWD120 size: 1.82 TiB
block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD
rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: ACF0 scheme: MBR
ID-5: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 type: USB vendor: A-Data
model: USB Flash Drive size: 28.91 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1100 scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 48.83 GiB size: 48.83 GiB (100.00%)
used: 21.98 GiB (45.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6 maj-min: 259:6
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 534.1 MiB size: 533 MiB (99.80%)
used: 608 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
ID-3: /home raw-size: 488.28 GiB size: 488.28 GiB (100.00%)
used: 5.26 GiB (1.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb3 maj-min: 8:19
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 48.83 GiB size: 48.83 GiB (100.00%)
used: 21.98 GiB (45.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6 maj-min: 259:6
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 48.83 GiB size: 48.83 GiB (100.00%)
used: 21.98 GiB (45.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6 maj-min: 259:6
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.54 GiB used: 1.54 GiB (9.9%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0 C mobo: 40.0 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 53.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 1051 case-1: 1397 case-2: 1834 case-3: 1829
gpu: amdgpu fan: 532
Power: 12v: 10.19 5v: N/A 3.3v: N/A vbat: 3.25 gpu: amdgpu watts: 52.04
Info:
Processes: 429 Uptime: 15m wakeups: 0 Memory: 15.54 GiB
used: 7.09 GiB (45.6%) Init: systemd v: 252 default: graphical
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: 1448 pm: pacman pkgs: 1443
libs: 421 tools: octopi,pamac,paru pm: flatpak pkgs: 5 Shell: fish v: 3.5.1
default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.24
Garuda (2.6.12-1):
System install date:     2022-12-31
Last full system update: 2023-01-02 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

A reboot is pending after the last update.
Probably not solving your issue: just in case it occurred today, after updating but without rebooting. If the issue is older, it must be something else, of course...

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Yup, the issue is older. Just restarted and still got the problem.

The trick is figuring out what happened in between. Did you add or remove any packages, or change any configs? Did you take an update?

Try booting into an earlier snapshot to see if it has the old behavior.

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I tried removing my .conf in home, checking my xorg.conf/00-keyboard.conf, and going to a previous snapshot. No luck in any of those.. By creating a new user, the problem persists, so it makes me think the problem won't get solved at home directory.

localectl status shows the following:

System Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8
LC_NUMERIC=pt_BR.UTF-8
LC_TIME=pt_BR.UTF-8
LC_MONETARY=pt_BR.UTF-8
LC_PAPER=pt_BR.UTF-8
LC_NAME=pt_BR.UTF-8
LC_ADDRESS=pt_BR.UTF-8
LC_TELEPHONE=pt_BR.UTF-8
LC_MEASUREMENT=pt_BR.UTF-8
LC_IDENTIFICATION=pt_BR.UTF-8
VC Keymap: us-acentos
X11 Layout: us
X11 Variant: altgr-intl

Are there any other places where keyboard configuration may be stored?

Well, just found my solution, which was really really simple, seems like the system was using english intl., with AltGr dead keys and the way i needed it is "english intl. with dead keys", omitting the altGr part. A lot simpler than what I thought it was and the problem was myself messing up and still don't know how.

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