I have a strange gnome problem that isn't quite reproducible (the best kind, I know ) but occurs frequently: I have several keyboard layouts set up (British, American + German) and enabled the little switcher in the notification area to be able to change the layout with a single click. Now, occasionally this switcher vanishes and at the same time my gnome keyboard shortcuts (e.g. for increasing the volume) stop working. If I try to switch the layout via gnome Menu -> System -> Hardware -> Keyboard, the X server crashes (seriously!).

I run openSUSE 11.3 with gnome 2.30.0.

Any help and hints on what I might look for are appreciated.