Xvfb and xkb
achandra at panologic.com
Thu Aug 16 09:14:10 PDT 2012
After more searching on the web, a lot of people say the Xvfb and keymaps
just don't work correctly (at least in older versions).
Can anyone tell me if they have actually succeeded in getting Xvfb and
setxkbmap working ?
From: Peter Hutterer [mailto:peter.hutterer at who-t.net]
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 11:27 PM
To: Ashwin Chandra
Cc: xorg at lists.x.org
Subject: Re: Xvfb and xkb
On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 10:20:13PM -0700, Ashwin Chandra wrote:
> 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.
oh, that answers the question then. servers regenerate when the last client
disconnects, so if you do the following, the keymap is reset before anyone
can use it:
setxkbmap -layout de
/* last (only) client disconnects, server regens with defaults */ xterm /*
has the default keymap now */
> 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.
tbh, shoft of strace or gdb, I don't know
> -----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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