Subject: [XKB] CURRENT(20051111) fresh binary install. XF86Config doesn't
To: None <>
From: Alexey G. Khramkov <>
List: tech-x11
Date: 12/13/2005 18:41:56

I built current ~month ago and I have no fresh installs untill last

November's thread "Unmapped key on my ibook..." has the same issue
(I guess).

The bug looks like `startx' (I have no experience with xdm) runs X,
and keyboard part of /etc/X11/XF86Config doesn't affect the keyboard.
In other words, X doesn't execute the `setxkbmap' command.

My bulk box is not affected (I've run current ~2.5 years and I have
stale X11 files which postinstall can't fix). X works as expected
after `./' stuff.

I've not tested old systems which was upgraded via `sysinst'
binary upgrade.

Definitely, fresh installation doesn't work as expected. The same
(right) XF86Config is ignored in the keyboard section. Even more,
rebuild form the same sources via `./' stuff doesn't solve
this issue.

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "keyboard"
        Option      "XkbRules" "xfree86"
        Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option      "XkbLayout" "us,ru"
        Option      "XkbVariant" ",winkeys"
        Option      "XkbOptions" "grp:ctrl_shift_toggle"

Visual effect: group toggle doesn't work.

Workaround: run

setxkbmap -rules xfree86 -model pc105 -layout "us,ru" \
-variant ",winkeys" -option "grp:ctrl_shift_toggle"

by hands. It works.

I'm going to investigate it deeper if I'll have the time.

It's not (yet) bug report, just FYI.

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