Subject: Re: wscons, german keymap, X11 gone wild (resolved!).
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Martin S. Weber <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/09/2005 12:32:30
On Sat, Jul 09, 2005 at 11:11:48AM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:
> Ok, I updated my i386 notebook and it mostly works for me (see below). I
> probably misunderstood something about your problem, or something is
> different in my setup.

Yeah, there's differences. I'll try with your settings and come back to
you poeple.

> I have this in my XF86Config:
> Section "InputDevice"
>         Identifier  "Keyboard0"
>         Driver      "keyboard"
>         Option      "XkbRules" "xfree86"
>         Option      "XkbModel" "pc102"
>         Option      "XkbLayout" "de"
>         Option      "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
> EndSection

Here's mine:

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"

	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "Protocol" "wskbd"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/wskbd"


This is what X -configure gave me (the commented stuff comes from
some tests).

> and this in my kernel config:
> options         PCKBD_LAYOUT="(KB_DE | KB_NODEAD)"

I don't have that, I'm just using GENERIC, and set encoding de.nodead
in my wscons.conf.

> Everything works just fine, besides two minor issues

I go testing your Keyboard - Inputdevice section now ....

Note: (one powerbutton press later) - don't ctrl+alt+f2 to get into
your console -- at least with my current (old) settings this freezes
the display, no longer reacting on keypresses (not even ctrl+alt+esc
and sync typed blindly ...).

With your InputDevice section X now works fine (same kernel still,
wscons encoding set still). This is not what X -configure outputs
though (see my old section).

Thank you very much!

I don't dare going into the console to test altgr + e :). The two
apostrophes: ` and  <-- uhm..