Fonts and XKB problems

Kristian Høgsberg krh at
Sun Sep 19 21:03:42 PDT 2004

Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-09-20 at 11:03, Kristian Høgsberg wrote:
>>I don't have PPC hardware to try this out on, but my guess is that a 
>>change in behaviour from the old keyboard driver to the new driver have 
>>caused PPC platforms to rely on XKB for VT switching (as it should, when 
>>XKB is enabled).  The problem is that the XKB symbol file for PPC 
>>(/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/symbols/macintosh/us) doesn't include the 
>>definitions for the VT switch symbols.  Try adding the line
>>     include "srvr_ctrl(xfree86)"
>>to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/symbols/macintosh/us around line 250.

This should have been line 150.

> Ok, I did a quick try, it didn't work, but I may have done something
> wrong, I'll go back to the drawing board.

This wouldn't fix your "fr" keymap, only the default "us" keymap for 
PPC.  Did this not work either?  I just tried

	setxkbmap -symbols macintosh/us

on my Thinkpad, which caused VT switching to stop working.  When added 
the include to macintosh/us and reran setxkbmap as above, VT switching 
worked again.


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