xkb keymap fails to load with modular build

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 10:04:12 PST 2007

On Nov 29, 2007 8:45 AM, Johannes Engel <j-engel at gmx.de> wrote:
> Dan Nicholson schrieb:
> > It might be helpful to run strace on the setxkbmap commands Bernardo
> > suggested. Then you can at least make sure that the right files are in
> > use.
> OK, strace showed me, that setxkbmap indeed accesses /usr/share/X11/xkb
> instead of /usr/local/share/X11/xkb. How can I change that?
> I compiled xserver and xkeyboard-config with the correct values.

Rebuild setxkbmap with
--datadir=/usr/local/share or --prefix=/usr/local. Alternatively, try
passing -I /usr/local/share/X11/xkb to setxkbmap, although I don't
know if it will look there first or second.


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