xkeyboard-config woes/keymap compile errors with new Git Xorg stack build
jafeiner at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 15:04:13 PDT 2009
I went to rebuild my Xorg stack from Git. Since my old build has built
up some cruft from being around for a while, I decided to make a new
build into an empty install directory. That is, I am rebuilding from
scratch. Everything worked except that when I run X, it dies
complaining that it can't parse the XKB map:
(EE) Error compiling keymap (server-0)
(EE) XKB: Couldn't compile keymap
XKB: Failed to compile keymap
Keyboard initialization failed. This could be a missing or incorrect
setup of xkeyboard-config.
Fatal server error:
Failed to activate core devices.
So I made sure the xkeyboard-config was up to date, compiled and
installed. I also recompiled the X server (make distclean; ./configure;
make; make install). Still no luck. I'm not really sure how to debug
this problem because I know pretty much nothing about xkeyboard-config.
Is there a way to find out exactly what the problem is, and, of course
how to fix it?
FWIW, I used this ./configure command for xkeyboard-config:
./configure --enable-maintainer-mode --prefix=/usr/local/xorg
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