xkeyboard-config woes/keymap compile errors with new Git Xorg stack build

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 15:27:12 PDT 2009

On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 3:04 PM, Joel Feiner<jafeiner at gmail.com> wrote:
> I went to rebuild my Xorg stack from Git.  Since my old build has built
> up some cruft from being around for a while, I decided to make a new
> build into an empty install directory.  That is, I am rebuilding from
> scratch.  Everything worked except that when I run X, it dies
> complaining that it can't parse the XKB map:
> (EE) Error compiling keymap (server-0)
> (EE) XKB: Couldn't compile keymap
> XKB: Failed to compile keymap
> Keyboard initialization failed. This could be a missing or incorrect
> setup of xkeyboard-config.

That means that xkbcomp failed. Is there anything on stdout? Do you
have xkbcomp in /usr/local/bin? Sadly, the server build hardcodes the
xkbcomp location as $bindir/xkbcomp. You can make a symlink to where
your system's xkbcomp is located if you don't want to build a new one.


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