server-$DISPLAY.xkm no longer written?
daniel at fooishbar.org
Fri Aug 4 04:28:17 PDT 2006
On Fri, Aug 04, 2006 at 01:14:47PM +0200, Stefan Dirsch wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 04, 2006 at 01:51:31PM +0300, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 04, 2006 at 01:51:07PM +0300, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > > On Fri, Aug 04, 2006 at 12:40:55PM +0200, Stefan Dirsch wrote:
> > > > On Fri, Aug 04, 2006 at 11:06:44AM +0300, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > > > > On Fri, Aug 04, 2006 at 09:44:29AM +0200, Stefan Dirsch wrote:
> > > > > > I'm using xorg-server 188.8.131.52 and noticed that server-0.xkm is no
> > > > > > longer written. When trying to load a keyboard layout, which does
> > > > > > *not* exist I see
> > > > > >
> > > > > > (EE) Error loading keymap /var/lib/xkb/compiled/server-0.xkm
> > > > > >
> > > > > > in the Xserver logfile although I did specify
> > > > > > '--with-xkb-output=/var/lib/xkb/compiled' for building the Xserver.
> > > > > > and /var/lib/xkb/compiled directory does exist. Anyone who can
> > > > > > reproduce this issue?
> > Sorry, that should be:
> > setxkbmap -layout de -print | xkbcomp - :0
> Thanks. But this of course will not work with an invalid keyboard map.
> # setxkbmap -layout asdf -print | xkbcomp - :0 2>&1
> Error: Can't find file "asdf" for symbols include
> Abandoning symbols file "(null)"
> Error: success in unknown
> Couldn't write keyboard description to :0
> It works well with a valid map though:
> # setxkbmap -layout de -print
> Warning: Type "ONE_LEVEL" has 1 levels, but <RALT> has 2 symbols
> Ignoring extra symbols
> Warning: No symbols defined for <SYRQ> (keycode 92)
> Warning: No symbols defined for <BRK> (keycode 114)
> My initial question has been, why the Xserver no longer uses the
> compiled dir. Or is this a misleading error message?
Oh, sorry, I see what you mean. Since the server forks xkbcomp, the
only way it tells success from failure is the existence or not of
server-%d.xkm. So that message is just a generic 'dang, xkbcomp
Yes, this sucks. #6143 (and, more generally, #6141).
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