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

Daniel Stone daniel at
Sun Nov 19 10:36:13 PST 2006

On Sun, Nov 19, 2006 at 07:25:48PM +0100, Jens Stroebel wrote:
> 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)

Your XKB data is missing, or in the wrong place.

> 	- xorgcfg, which I built intentionally, complains
> 	  "Couldn't get keyboard" and is unable to work
> 	  regarding keyboard configuration

Sounds about right.  XF86Misc is broken by design.

> 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...

ajax, can we deprecate this immediately?

> Has anyone experienced similar problems regarding 
> behaviour of the keyboard? Are xkbdata/xkbdesc needed both,
> or if not so, which one?

xkbdesc is required, but be sure it installs under

> Is there another problem regarding xorgcfg, apart from xkbdata/xkbdesc?


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