some q's (everything & build & keyboard) [was: Re: Xorg 7.2 RC2]

Jens Stroebel dr-xorg at
Sun Nov 19 10:25:48 PST 2006

On Mon, Nov 13, 2006 at 06:51:56PM -0500, Adam Jackson wrote:
> Now available:

I got the contents of the abovementioned directory yesterday and
tried to build with the script from git;
it didn't work out flawlessly as I had to fetch this'n'that,
but with the releases under individual I finally got through.

Now first of all the xf86-video-vesa didn't want to function,
complaining about the xserver ABI being too old..?..?
(vesa was not something I fetched from 'individual').

So I fetched xorg-server- and built it all again,
resulting in a working xserver, but with keyboard problems:

	- no <Alt> modifiers were working, resulting in
	  e.g. the impossibility to vt-switch and
	  unreachable symbols on my german keyboard
	  (AltGr[right Alt]+q giving @ for example)
	- xorgcfg, which I built intentionally, complains
	  "Couldn't get keyboard" and is unable to work
	  regarding keyboard configuration

I noticed that while in git-builds, xkdata seems to be
no longer up-to-date and xkbdesc/xkeybord-config is needed
for our german keyboard to do what we want,
in the
directory, xkbdata is still part of the release and
still builds/installs it...

Has anyone experienced similar problems regarding 
behaviour of the keyboard? Are xkbdata/xkbdesc needed both,
or if not so, which one?
Is there another problem regarding xorgcfg, apart from xkbdata/xkbdesc?

I build on a fresh LinuxFromScratch - install, so there are no
other Xorgs which could disturb the build.

dr-xorg at

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