Xdmx and evdev corrupts keymap?

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Wed Dec 15 19:24:06 PST 2010

On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 11:25:19PM +0100, kvarkgluon wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to ask for a help in the matter of running Xdmx on a
> laptop (first display) and PC (second display).
> I am using X.Org X Server (1.9.3 RC 2)  form Gentoo
> (GNU/Linux). The problem is that when I run Xdmx on my laptop and want
> the keyboard of my laptop to be the input device, keymap is corrupted:
> Right_Alt becomes to Next or something like that, PgUp is also
> something different and so on. So I finally cannot use the keyboard
> and Xdmx at all.
> Changing the -param XkbModel just improves the result of "setxkbmap
> -print" in the newly started screen (default pc105 changes to my
> pc104) but key mapping undergoes no change and even sometimes (I don't
> remember what I exactly did) keyboard stops writing at all.
> When I cancel the module auto-loading in my xorg.conf.d and set the
> keyboard driver to kbd, everything is working fine in Xdmx. So evdev,
> which is the default keyboard driver in my Xserver, is evidently on
> blame.
> I even tried to search for the possibility of stopping evdev being
> used for my keyboard only, but I couldn't find anything on the
> Internet.
> Any suggestions are appreciated.

this is a mismatch between the XKB rulesets. if you can convince Xdmx to use
the evdev ruleset, you're good.
-param XkbRules evdev should be fine.


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