Subject: Re: does anyone have the Xorg X server from pkgsrc working w/ -current?
To: Harry Waddell <>
From: Chris Wareham <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/20/2004 12:08:43
Harry Waddell wrote:
> I'm running i386 -current and I recently recompiled all my packages with 
> X11_TYPE=xorg in my /etc/mk.conf. 
> Everything built with minimal coaxing, but after the install, my keyboard doesn't 
> work as an input device with any x clients, although CTRL-ALT-BSPACE will kill the server.
> at the end of /var/log/Xorg.0.log are the lines:
> (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Keyboard0" (type: KEYBOARD)
> (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Mouse0" (type: MOUSE)
> Unknown wskbd type 0
> I get the same result using the old keyboard and the new kdb driver. 
> Changing the keyboard from usb to ps/2 also has no effect. [not surprising]
> here's the keyboard input section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
> Section "InputDevice"
>         Identifier  "Keyboard0"
>         Driver      "kbd"
> EndSection
> Has anyone had sucess with the Xorg server, or alternatively, has anyone else run into this, or a
> similar problem? I'd really like to know if this is a general problem, or just some localized
> stupidity on my part.

I had to manually edit my xorg.conf to make the InputDevice section look
like the following:

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
#	Driver      "kbd"
	Driver      "keyboard"
	Option	    "XkbRules" "xorg"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "gb"

The commented Driver line appeared to be the problem, changing it to
"keyboard" sorted that out, and then it was determining the type of
layout I had.