Subject: Re: does anyone have the Xorg X server from pkgsrc working w/
To: None <>
From: Harry Waddell <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/22/2004 17:38:04
Ok, I figured out what the problem is. It looks like the xorg server built from
pkgsrc is still using /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XKeysymDB instead of
/usr/pkg/xorg/lib/X11/XKeysymDB. So, if you do a clean install of xorg-server
onto a system without a prexisting server installed in /usr/X11R6, then you
have no working keyboard when you start X.

Once again, thanks to everyone who responded. 

Harry Waddell
Caravan Electronic Publishing

On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 15:43:06 -0700
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.
> -- 
> Harry Waddell
> Caravan Electronic Publishing
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