Xvfb and xkb

Ashwin Chandra achandra at panologic.com
Wed Aug 15 22:20:13 PDT 2012

Thank you for responding Peter.

I am not sure what you mean by calling setxkbmap first?

Even if I embed the keymap to use in the InitKeyboardDeviceStruct() in the
Xvfb initiation process, same problem.

I wanted to know if there was a way to debug this and see exactly which
keymap file in a certain directory is being used? It looks like to me just
the keymap is somehow wrong.

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Hutterer [mailto:peter.hutterer at who-t.net]
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 10:12 PM
To: Ashwin Chandra
Cc: xorg at lists.x.org
Subject: Re: Xvfb and xkb

On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 08:42:51AM -0700, Ashwin Chandra wrote:
> I am using Xvfb to render an X session in memory. I am trying to use
> setxkbmap to change the key layouts. I seem to have difficulty doing
> this other than US key layout. There are no errors when calling “setxkbmap
> de”
> (german language) however the keymap looks all wrong and certain
> modifier keys like alt-gr don’t seem to work. I thought maybe I don’t
> have the right keymaps compiled in but I did a diff of
> /usr/share/X11/xkb with a working machine and it is the same. So I
> need some help figuring out how to debug this problem. Setxkbmap
> doesn’t seem to have much info except the verbose options telling me what
> it is setting.

stab in the dark: you're not by any chance calling setxkbmap first and then
other clients. If so, this would cause server regeneration and re-set
anything done before.


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