xkb issue - types not recognized

cheater00 . cheater00 at gmail.com
Mon May 19 03:40:04 PDT 2014

Hi everyone! I'm new to the list, but it looks very interesting
already! I was wondering if this was the right place to talk about

I have an issue with xkb and i was hoping someone here might be able
to give me some pointers.

i have created a new keyboard layout with xkb and now i need to add
new types, i.e. how modifier keys behave. The symbols file, types file
and compat file seem to be well formed, but the types have no effect,
and when i check with setxkbmap and xkbcomp, the types are not listed.
I'm not sure how to edit the xml files in /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules so
that xkb knows how to find the new types. How should i proceed?

Debugging output can be found here: http://lpaste.net/5576643678098685952

the source is here:

This is under Ubuntu; as I understand Ubuntu and some other distros
use rules/evdev.xml, whereas some other distros use an older system
which is also based off files in rules/.

The base contains an easy to use installer and it could be a base for
other people's layouts. It integrates with the UI.

I would appreciate any pointers, as I've probably read anything there
is online about xkb starting the last weekend, and am pretty much


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