some q's (everything & build & keyboard) [was: Re: Xorg 7.2 RC2]
daniel at fooishbar.org
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-126.96.36.199 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 http://xorg.freedesktop.org/releases/development/X11R7.2-RC2/
> 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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